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Where has pp gone?

by mikasue (Friar)
on Jan 02, 2009 at 17:59 UTC ( #733799=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
mikasue has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

In the old days, I was able to create a perl exe using pp.exe I just downloaded Perl 5.10.0 and used ppm to install the par and par-dist modules. I still can't find the pp program. Is there a new way to create exe files in perl now? Is pp.exe gone forever?

When I installed par i did get this error message.

Removing PAR-Dist from site area ... done PAR marked for install WARNING: Can't find any package that provides AutoLoader:: version 5.6 +6_0200 for PAR PAR depends on PAR-Dist

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Re: Where has pp gone?
by marto (Bishop) on Jan 02, 2009 at 18:02 UTC

    pp as mentioned in the PAR documentation.

    Hope this helps


      Yes that is the one. But when I install it from ppm I get an error message when I try to use it.
      'pp' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
      I don't find it in my Perl/Bin directory. Where did it install?

        Hmm, so can I confirm your update to your first post on this topic, which by the way I almost missed (an Update: note always helps :), did that post get updated before or after this second post?

        What repository are you using to install these? Is PAR installed now? Your previous post says that you had a problem. I don't use windows much these days, looking at these should modules install albeit with 'warnings', rather than failures.


        I am confused. You read the PAR documentation that states:

        (If you want to make an executable that contains all module, scripts and data files, please consult the pp utility instead. pp used to be part of the PAR distribution but is now shipped as part of the PAR::Packer distribution instead.)

        Then, you went and installed PAR::Packer and it didn't install the command line utility or are you trying to install an old version of PAR back when pp used to be part of that distribution or what?

        Cheers - L~R

        If its not in your perl/bin, it did not install
Re: Where has pp gone?
by zentara (Archbishop) on Jan 02, 2009 at 18:12 UTC
      Does this mean I can't create perl exes using pp anymore? Is there a new FREE way?
        I hit the same problem. Try installing a (slightly) older version from theoryx5. Works for me.

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