Win32::SerialPort dead in 5.8?

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by aaron.propst@gmail.com, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Guest

    I need to talk to a serial port on my windows system to control a
    microcontroller. I assumed win32::serialport would be available and
    easily installed, but ppm doesn't know it exists. I tried manually
    downloading it and installing it from a ppd file, and i get "Error: no
    suitable installation target found for package Win32-SerialPort."

    Then I found this:
    http://ppm.activestate.com/BuildStatus/5.8-W.html

    It looks like that module doesn't run under 5.8.. is that true? Does
    anyone else have a way for me to interface with a serial device under
    windows? Do i need to downgrade perl to 5.6 or something? (i'd hate
    to have to do that.)

    Thanks, sorry if this is a noob question.

    Aaron
     
    , Jul 6, 2006
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  2. snarkyFish Guest

    Robert Hicks wrote:
    > wrote:
    > > I need to talk to a serial port on my windows system to control a
    > > microcontroller. I assumed win32::serialport would be available and
    > > easily installed, but ppm doesn't know it exists. I tried manually
    > > downloading it and installing it from a ppd file, and i get "Error: no
    > > suitable installation target found for package Win32-SerialPort."
    > >
    > > Then I found this:
    > > http://ppm.activestate.com/BuildStatus/5.8-W.html
    > >
    > > It looks like that module doesn't run under 5.8.. is that true? Does
    > > anyone else have a way for me to interface with a serial device under
    > > windows? Do i need to downgrade perl to 5.6 or something? (i'd hate
    > > to have to do that.)
    > >
    > > Thanks, sorry if this is a noob question.
    > >
    > > Aaron

    >
    > You could see if Randy Kobes can get it to his PPM site for you?
    >
    > Robert



    cool! that put me on the right track..
    I successfully installed it from:
    http://www.bribes.org/perl/ppm/

    now, to find out if there's a reason activestate doesn't list it..
    *crossing fingers*
     
    snarkyFish, Jul 6, 2006
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