Chilkat Perl Modules for Windows
Install Instructions

Note: These install instructions are for

  • Strawberry Perl versions 5.18 and later
  • ActiveState Perl versions 5.18 to 5.24. Chilkat does not support ActiveState Perl 5.26 or later.

1. Download

Chilkat Windows Perl Downloads

The download contains the following files:


2. Unzip to any Directory

3. Verify your Perl Version

Make sure the version of Perl matches the version you downloaded (5.18, 5.20, 5.22, 5.24, etc.).
Run the following command to display the Perl version.

perl -version

4. Build and Install

In the newly-created directory, in a DOS or Powershell window, type:

perl Makefile.PL
dmake install

If you get a "DMAKE WARNING" that says "use gmake.exe instead", then use gmake:

perl Makefile.PL
gmake install

5. Problems?

Is the dmake command not recognized? If so, follow these steps.

  1. Download a portable .zip Perl from
  2. Unzip to any directory. For example, I downloaded the 64-bit Perl 5.24 version
    and unzipped to C:\Perl\strawberry-perl-
  3. Add the c/bin and perl/bin directories to your Windows PATH environment variable.
    For example: C:\Perl\strawberry-perl-\c\bin and C:\Perl\strawberry-perl-\perl\bin
  4. Start a new DOS command prompt to get the new PATH. You should now have "dmake".