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I'm trying to install bcvi (under Cygwin), and there are apparently no directions that apply to this setup. The directions at http://sshmenu.sourceforge.net/articles/bcvi/#installation state that bcvi is a standalone script with no non-core dependencies, but when I copied that script from the github repo it gave me this error:

Can't locate Pod/Text.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/msys 
 usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/msys /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 
 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl.) at /c/Users/bzisad0/bin/bcvi line 1315.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /c/Users/bzisad0/bin/bcvi line 1315.

I'm not a Perl guy, but I understand that to suggest that there are unmet dependencies, and I'd rather not learn Perl and its ecosystem just to try to untangle this.

In case it's relevent, I first copied the script to the Linux server I intend to use it on, where I didn't get any such errors, but it seems to require you to run bcvi --install from your local machine, so I had to install it on my Windows machine (using the Git Bash shell, which AFAIK is just running Cygwin under the hood). perl --version returns

This is perl, v5.8.8 built for msys

Is it possible to get this working on Windows?

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This doesn't have to do with POD, which is perls documentation format but perl modules, which are in fact like gems. I recommend trying this

curl -L http://cpanmin.us | perl - App::cpanminus
cpanm Pod::Text

There may be more dependenticies, so you may have to interpret them, simply replace the path / with :: and remove the .pm

note: some distributors of perl strip modules out of core perl.

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Thanks: fixing question... –  iconoclast Jul 27 '12 at 20:37

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