|P is for Practical|
Multiple Versions of Perl and Multiple Usersby mmartin (Monk)
|on Oct 02, 2013 at 19:27 UTC||Need Help??|
mmartin has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I recently created a Perl Gtk2 GUI program that I wanted to package together into a standalone Windows Executable.
I've been using Linux almost religiously the last few years so I was hoping someone could help me out or point me in
the right direction with this.
I'm currently using Windows XP 32-bit, and I have Strawberry Perl v5.18.0 installed. I had ActivePerl installed at first
but had lots of difficulties getting Gtk2 installed and had much better luck installing Gtk2 when I was using Strawberry Perl
instead. I had never installed Perl on Windows before this point so it could have just been a coincidence that Strawberry
worked out better.
I've also downloaded the CavaPackager program in order to package my program into a Windows executable. But when attempting
to build the project, CavaPackager throws an error because you can't use any Perl version above 5.14 with the program and
I'm currently using 5.18. I also attempted to use the Perl2Exe Command but that only supports up to Perl v5.16...
I'd like to keep Perl v5.18 on the PC and I did find posts where people said that it is possible to have more then one Perl
version installed, but if I try to run the Strawberry Perl Windows installer (*i.e. .msi file) I get an error saying
a newer version is already installed. So I'm assuming I'd have to install/compile from source, is that right?
Also, I had a thought that maybe I could create another user on the Windows XP PC and attempt to install it under that user?
Does anyone think that doing that might be easier (*if at all possible), then compiling a second version of Perl from
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in Advance,