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Re: Installation of perl

by tptass (Sexton)
on Aug 08, 2008 at 21:15 UTC ( #703185=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Installation of perl

Coping and pasting your installation directories of Perl and TcL or most applications is never a great idea. You are using the ActiveState Perl and TcL packages, which means that there they are installed with an MSI. You can install them unattended, check out the following page: MSFN Unattended. It will give you some insight into installing an .MSI unattended. There are ways of creating answer files for .MSI. Another resource for .MSI installation is: Unattended

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Re^2: Installation of perl
by prashanth_hsn (Initiate) on Aug 09, 2008 at 18:44 UTC
    Thanks for your kind suggestions. But i'm looking at developing an installation package which installs perl and tcl in a sigle go with zero user interference. So i was just checking the option of copying the directory tree of perl and tcl, which was suggested by my lead.

      Using msiexec, I believe you can invoke the installer with no gui interface. You than could run the two commands for tcl and Perl with a batch file, which would be a single click. Last time I used windows I used to install using msiexec with a /qn flag for no gui. You could give this a try for ActivePerl:

      msiexec /qn /i ActivePerl.msi PERL_PATH=Yes PERL_EXT=Yes

      Than you should be able to simply just copy/unzip the perl code to its necessary directory(ies).

        Thank you ... This was exactly what i was looking for..

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