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Re^3: Install Perl64 *AND* Perl32

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Mar 16, 2012 at 02:24 UTC ( #959899=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Install Perl64 *AND* Perl32
in thread Install Perl64 *AND* Perl32

I wonder how PPM will distinguish between the two.

PPM is (at its heart) a perl script. It will install into whichever Perl installation is used to run it. So, if you do:

path c:\perl32\bin\; ... ppm

It will run under and install into the 32-bit version.

If you do:

path c:\perl64\bin\; ... ppm

It operates upon the 64-bit install. (Assuming you use your paths not mine :)

One possibility for making life a little easier is to have both perls in your path (your preferred version first), and rename the ppm.bat files in the two subdirectories as (say) ppm32.bat and ppm64.bat.

You could also rename (say) the 64-bit perl.exe to perl64.exe. And you can set up two sets of file associations:

C:\test>assoc .pl .pl=Perl C:\test>ftype perl perl=c:\perl32\bin\perl.exe "%1" %* C:\test>assoc .pl64 .pl64=Perl64 C:\test>ftype perl64 perl=c:\perl64\bin\perl64.exe "%1" %* C:\test>set pathext;.pl64;.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;

Then you can specify which perl is used for your perl scripts by giving them the appropriate extensions.

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Re^4: Install Perl64 *AND* Perl32
by EigenFunctions (Sexton) on Mar 17, 2012 at 12:21 UTC

    That is really a great idea, I'll set it up that way.

    Thanks again for all the help...



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