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Re: Need help with Perl/Tk

----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Kairys" <>
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Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 10:26 PM

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:

Yes ... but note that the error message doesn't actually say that '/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8/cygwin/auto/Tk/Tk.dll' could not be found. In fact, it says that '/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8/cygwin/auto/Tk/Tk.dll' could not be *loaded* ... which implies that '/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8/cygwin/auto/Tk/Tk.dll' *was* found .... but ... ummm ... couldn't be *loaded*.

Why couldn't it be loaded ? Perhaps because it tried to load a file (usually, in my experience, a dll) that couldn't be found at /usr/lib/perl5/5.8/cygwin/ line 230.

(When it comes to DynaLoader you gotta learn to read the fine print and make intuitive leaps :-)

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.

I must confess that my reaction would have been pretty much the same. On native Win32, Tk simply "works" ... and no X Server.

In the final analysis, I can't answer your question(s), but I do look forward to learning just what the correct solution is :-)


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