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Re^4: Advantages of Activeperl vs Strawberry Perl

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 02, 2013 at 08:39 UTC ( #1060909=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Advantages of Activeperl vs Strawberry Perl
in thread Advantages of Activeperl vs Strawberry Perl

Every version of activeperl is portable ... as is every version of perl on win32 ... How is the default @INC constructed?, Fix_pl2bat, How is the default @INC constructed?, Re^5: @INC site/lib problem on Windows 7 and XP (ActiveState Perl)

as is every perl compiled for linux with http://p3rl.org/INSTALL#Relocatable-INC

http://downloads.activestate.com/ActivePerl/releases/ the zip installer is the closest direct equivalent of strawberryportable ...

"installing" perl on win32 is simply copy some files, diddle Config.pm, diddle %PATH%/%PATHEXT%/ftype/assoc

The portable versions don't try to diddle ftype/assoc/path/pathext/registry by default and come with an automatic Config.pm diddler ... and come with thumbdrive path sensitivity via ExtUtils::FakeConfig or sitecustomize.pl or Portable ...

The essence of portable strawberry is https://metacpan.org/source/KMX/Perl-Dist-Strawberry-3.012/share/portable/portableshell.bat and Portable and maybe an extra vendor cpan configuration (like http://www.citrusperl.com/ does)

thats it really maybe an extra one or two files ... the rest is %PATH% and cpan/Config management ... regular sameness

Like others have said, the only difference between the two is the license and support contract

ActiveState puts restrictions on redistribution the binaries ... as it has done for a very very very long time, and blah blah they're a business they do things their own way (like redhat)

I like strawberry, I like citrus, I like compiling my own ... its all the same, just some distributions include more stuff in one download

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Re^5: Advantages of Activeperl vs Strawberry Perl
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Nov 02, 2013 at 09:15 UTC

    Nice summation.


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Re^5: Advantages of Activeperl vs Strawberry Perl
by dasgar (Priest) on Nov 02, 2013 at 14:35 UTC

    Cool! Thanks for the info.

    It's been a while since I have dug around ActiveState's website, but I don't remember seeing the .zip file downloads for their releases of ActivePerl.

    Also, I remember seeing individuals in the past ask about a portable version of Perl for Linux, but for some reason, I don't remember anyone providing as much info on how to make any version/distribution of Perl portable like what you provided.

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