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perl for windows

by justsimple (Initiate)
on Jun 23, 2004 at 20:33 UTC ( #369166=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

justsimple has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello, Simple I am working with slackware linux and don't have any problems wiht perl and apache instalation. But now I need perl on windows system and I heard that where are made self-extracting archives including perl, apache, mysql, and mod_perl for windows. Could you tell me some links to these files. Thank's.

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Re: perl for windows
by perrin (Chancellor) on Jun 23, 2004 at 20:48 UTC
    For mod_perl questions, always check the mod_perl site first. The distribution you want is here.
Re: perl for windows
by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop) on Jun 23, 2004 at 22:28 UTC
    You might also take a look at Indigo Perl You get Perl (5.8.x) and an functional Apache Windows Service (2.0.x) or Perl 5.6.1 and Apache 1.36.x, downloadable from the site.

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Re: perl for windows
by bart (Canon) on Jun 23, 2004 at 23:32 UTC
Re: perl for windows
by wufnik (Friar) on Jun 23, 2004 at 20:37 UTC
    do yourself a big favour and get yourself set up with cygwin, which is a relatively functional unix for win32.

    has perl, apache, x and more.

    make sure to tick rxvt in the shells section of the setup. and of course perl, apache etc!

    obviously there is also activestate which provides the perl version i use most frequently for windows. you get a debugger as well in the pdk which is available for minimal bucks/pounds/euros/other things...

    -- in the world of the mules there are no rules --
      Sorry, but I really need perl and other things for windows system, because server must be running on windows. It don't depend on me.
        cygwin runs under windows (all flavors). For the most part, you don't even need to install cygwin if all you really want are cygwin compiled executables (ie perl, apache, etc), but you do need cygwin1.dll somwhere in your path.

        I am a great fan of cygwin. But if all you really want to do is install apache and perl, then just go to and and download the windows self-extracting executables.

Re: perl for windows
by bibo (Pilgrim) on Jun 23, 2004 at 21:15 UTC
    Well there are some other options. The apache version, which works ok, is here at the site(use a mirror!). This will get you "Perl/Apache/mod_perl/mod_ssl/php" and either Apache1 or Apache2 flavors for win32, but no MySQL. For that, you should go right to the source: for a win32 binary distribution.

    Another way to do it would be using the NuSphere distro. They do win32 versions of apache,perl,php,etc and also offer a win32 port of PostgreSQL called UltraSQL. They sell tools, but the distros are free, with a bit of registration and the occasional email newsletter. :(

    In my experience, the binary distros are nice, if the things you plan to use are included, but they can be much more difficult if you need to recompile other modules, with sources. Good luck! --bibo

Re: perl for windows
by vikee (Sexton) on Jun 24, 2004 at 07:52 UTC
    try (or org or google it out) :)

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