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How to get activestate running

by pikablu (Initiate)
on May 25, 2007 at 02:05 UTC ( #617379=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

How do I get it running on my computer, it says it is installed, but I cannot find the interpreter. I am wandering if I installed the right one, but can anyone help me get it up and running.

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Re: How to get activestate running
by wjw (Priest) on May 25, 2007 at 02:16 UTC
    Give us a bit more to work with...
    • what os are you running?
    • what install method did you use?
    • what version did you (attempt) to install?
    • Have you looked in you file system to see whether the install acutally happened?
    Would be glad to help, but you need to show you made some effort too! If you have not done the basic trouble shooting, you should, and then ask your question.see this -> Good questions and how to ask them
    • ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...
    • The Spice must flow...
    • ..by my will, and by will alone.. I set my mind in motion
      okay, I have looked everywhere, but I am not quite sure what other methods there are?
        ActiveState Perl comes in two forms, assuming a windows system install and that you got the distribution from ActiveState: One is an msi install package, and the other is a zip file which you extract. The msi package takes care of some things for you that you would have to do by hand if you get the zip file. You can find both here -> ActiveState Site

        Hope that helps ... .

        • ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...
        • The Spice must flow...
        • ..by my will, and by will alone.. I set my mind in motion
        okay, I have looked everywhere, but I am not quite sure what other methods there are?

        Other than... what?!? Also, in your OP you write that "it says it is installed": it... what? The computer? The installation program? And then, how are you searching the interpreter? How are you failing to find it? For a "normal" install, the AS binaries directory is added to the path, thus under cmd.exe (or command.com, if you're on an older Windoze) it's enough that you type perl script.pl and it should work just fine. Also try perl -v just to see if it's there.

Re: How to get activestate running
by GrandFather (Saint) on May 25, 2007 at 02:45 UTC

    For a default install the executables end up in c:\Perl\bin so you should be able to:

    ~~>c:\Perl\bin\perl.exe -e "print 'Hello World'" Hello World ~~>

    DWIM is Perl's answer to Gödel

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