|Subject:||Install fails when Com1 is not present|
|Date:||Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:41:45 +1100|
|To:||bug-Win32-SerialPort [...] rt.cpan.org|
|From:||David Tulloh <david [...] tulloh.id.au>|
Attempting to install Win32::SerialPort or Win32API::CommPort on a fresh Strawberry Perl install using > cpan install Win32::SerialPort My system did not have a Com1 The install process fails with the message : "Device COM1 does not appear to exist. Testing impossible" Attempting to install with the force flag (-f) or disabling testing (-T) also does not work. Remapping another Com port to have the address Com1 allowed me to force the install.