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Re: How to get activestate running

by wjw (Priest)
on May 25, 2007 at 02:16 UTC ( #617381=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to get activestate running

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

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Re^2: How to get activestate running
by pikablu (Initiate) on May 25, 2007 at 03:24 UTC
    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
        after you extract zip, you run .bat file to install
      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.

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