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Need help with Perl/Tk

There seems to be something broken in my Perl installation re. Tk, or perhaps I'm missing something, or just ignorant. If I run a script containing (only) "use Tk" I get:

Can't load '/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8/cygwin/auto/Tk/Tk.dll' for module Tk:
No such file or directory at /usr/lib/perl5/5.8/cygwin/ line 230.

However /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8/cygwin/auto/Tk/Tk.dll is in fact there:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 michael None 803328 Jan 12 2006 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8/cygwin/auto/Tk/Tk.dll

cygcheck seems to think everything is okay:

Package Version Status

perl                    5.8.8-4        OK
perl-ExtUtils-Depends   0.205-1        OK
perl-ExtUtils-PkgConfig 1.07-1         OK
perl-Image-Magick      OK
perl-libwin32           0.27-1         OK
perl-Locale-gettext     1.05-2         OK
perl-Tk                 804.027-4      OK
perl-Win32-GUI          1.05-1         OK
perl_manpages           5.8.8-4        OK

I asked about this in another thread and received this answer:

As I said I don't know exactly why your Tk isn't working. I do know that
Tk under Cygwin assumes a running X server. I rarely run an X server - I
simply use rxvt instead - so I don't like that requirement. I also work
with IBM/Rational products and often need to run ccperl or cqperl - both
of which are AS based. And they have Tk in there that works straight on
Windows (like rxvt does if it senses there is no X server running - I wish
Cygwin's Perl::Tk would do that!).

However when I asked in that thread "Is it correct that Cygwin Perl/Tk requires a running X server?" I got:

That is one of the stranger assertions to pass by here in a while.

... so I don't quite know what to make of it all. I'm asking for help with this problem, and where to go for Perl/Tk advice in general.

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