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Re^5: How to get activestate running

by pikablu (Initiate)
on May 25, 2007 at 16:48 UTC ( #617542=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: How to get activestate running
in thread How to get activestate running

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. http://i11.tinypic.com/4pbv0hz.jpg

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Re^6: How to get activestate running
by syphilis (Archbishop) on May 26, 2007 at 01:09 UTC
    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-5.8.8.820-MSWin32-x86-274739 folder. Then it's just a matter of doing a 'cd' to C:\somewhere\ActivePerl-5.8.8.820-MSWin32-x86-274739 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-5.8.8.820-MSWin32-x86-274739 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.)

    Cheers,
    Rob

    Update: Added reference to msi version
      Is the box supposed to come up and disappear, because I got rid of the -v part and it didn't just disappear. Then, is that thing the interpretter, what came up.
        If you ran installer.bat, then that box should disappear after the installation has completed and you hit "Enter" .... but I don't really understand your post at all.

        Open up a new instance of cmd.exe and enter perl -v.

        If it doesn't print (in the cmd.exe window) some information about the build of perl, then the installation has not succeeded as I expected - and you need to tell us:
        1) Precisely what did happen when you ran perl -v
        2) The full name of the file that you downloaded from ActiveState
        3) What steps you took in trying to install perl.

        Note that you need to answer all three questions - not just one or two of them.

        Cheers,
        Rob

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