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Re^3: How to get activestate running

by wjw (Priest)
on May 25, 2007 at 03:41 UTC ( #617392=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: How to get activestate running
in thread How to get activestate running

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

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Re^4: How to get activestate running
by Anonymous Monk on May 25, 2007 at 10:21 UTC
    after you extract zip, you run .bat file to install
      okay, thank you, but where exactly can I find the .bat file. I looked but I don't think I have seen anything with a .bat extension. Now, that question will only apply if this one is a no. Is this what the interpreter should look like.
        If you've downloaded the '.zip' version of build 820, unpack it to any location. If you unpack it to (for example) C:\somewhere, then you'll find the installer.bat in the C:\somewhwere\ActivePerl- folder. Then it's just a matter of doing a 'cd' to C:\somewhere\ActivePerl- and entering installer.bat. If it prompts you to install perl to a location that contains a space (eg C:\Program Files) don't let it do that. Instead opt for a location that doesn't have any spaces - eg C:\Perl. Otherwise, accept the defaults.

        Then run perl -v to check that all is well. All being well, you can then remove the C:\somewhere\ActivePerl- folder as it's no longer needed.

        If you have downloaded the '.msi' version, then it's just a matter of double clicking on it to proceed with the installation. (Again it's best not to accept any default that wants to install perl to a location that contains spaces.)


        Update: Added reference to msi version

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