Installation instructions for Spreadsheet::WriteExcel
This module requires
Perl 5.005 (or later) and
Download the zipped tar file from one of the following:
http://search.cpan.org/search?dist=Spreadsheet-WriteExcel http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/mod_perl/cpan-search?idinfo=154 ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/CPAN/authors/id/J/JM/JMCNAMARA/
Untar and unzip the module as follows or use winzip:
tar -zxvf Spreadsheet-WriteExcel-0.xx.tar.gz
Change to the directory that
tar creates. The module can be installed using the standard Perl procedure:
perl Makefile.PL make make test make install # You may need to be root make clean # optional
Windows users without a working
make can get
If you have
CPAN.pm configured you can install the module as follows:
perl -MCPAN -e 'install "Spreadsheet::WriteExcel"'
ActivePerl users can use PPM as follows. If you system has PPM2 and PPM3 you should use PPM2 for this task:
C:\> ppm PPM> set repository tmp http://homepage.eircom.net/~jmcnamara/perl PPM> install Spreadsheet-WriteExcel PPM> quit C:\>
If this fails try the following:
If both of these fail you should ensure that ppm is working correctly. Try to install the File::Slurp module as a test:
C:\> ppm PPM> install File-Test PPM> quit C:\>
A failure here will indicate that your ppm isn't configured correctly or, more likely, that you are behind a firewall. Have a look at the Using PPM documentation that comes with ActivePerl to see how to resolve these issues.
If the previous ppm methods fail you can try a local ppm install as follows. Download the following two files (xx is the most recent version number). Note, in order to prevent your browser from trying to display or unzip these files you should use your browser's "Save Target As" option:
Copy them to a suitable temp directory. There is no need to un-tar or unzip the PPM file.
In the DOS shell change to the temp directory and run ppm:
C:\> cd c:\temp C:\Temp> ppm
PPM> install Spreadsheet-WriteExcel.ppd Install package 'Spreadsheet-WriteExcel.ppd?' (y/N): y Retrieving package 'Spreadsheet-WriteExcel.ppd'... Writing C:\perl\site\lib\auto\Spreadsheet\WriteExcel\.packlist PPM> quit Quit!
The module should now be installed. Note, you will also have to install Parse::RecDescent and possibly File::Temp if it isn't already installed .
You can keep up to date with future release by registering as a user with
Freshmeat http://freshmeat.net/ and
Spreadsheet::WriteExcel at the project page:
You will then receive mailed updates when a new version is released.
Alternatively you can keep an eye on news://comp.lang.perl.announce
John McNamara (email@example.com)