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Re^4: SSH for windows

by dasgar (Priest)
on Aug 07, 2018 at 18:20 UTC ( #1220025=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: SSH for windows
in thread SSH for windows

By default ActiveState doesn't come with a C compiler, or build tools.

True, but (at least for 32-bit ActivePerl) ActiveState's repository does include PPM modules for dmake and MinGW. Once those are installed, ActivePerl is then able to install any module from CPAN (including XS based modules). Of course, the big catch is access to the matching ActiveState repository. For older versions of ActivePerl, that will require purchasing support from ActiveState. (I believe that there are extra steps and/or caveats to get 64-bit ActivePerl to have the appropriate/compatible compiler and tools in order to install modules directly from CPAN.)

Currently, my preference is to use Strawberry Perl. For any businesses that need/require a higher level of support and are able to afford it, ActiveState's ActivePerl may be a better solution for them.

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Re^5: SSH for windows
by marto (Cardinal) on Aug 08, 2018 at 08:46 UTC

    In the past I've recommended ppm MinGW package (not module) to install MinGW & dmake. Anecdotally it seems to me that there are fewer non ActiveState hosted PPM repos around, the list in PPM::Repositories seems not to be maintained (dead URLs, perl v5.18 is the latest listed), they still don't have a 5.28 release available. There's a 50/50 chance our client will ask us to migrate from Solaris to Windows, at which point I'd recommend Strawberry over AS.

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