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Re^4: Failure, need help : i naively tried to update Strawberry Perl, and broke it

by mascip (Pilgrim)
on Dec 11, 2012 at 08:56 UTC ( #1008243=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Failure, need help : i naively tried to update Strawberry Perl, and broke it
in thread Failure, need help : i tried to update Strawberry Perl naively, and broke it

I might try something even sillier than what i did before (well, things cannot get more broken than they are already, so...) :
installing v5.12 again, now.
Hopefully, things will work again and then i can get perlall (and maybe Pinto), and do things properly.

How does it sound ?


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Re^5: Failure, need help : i naively tried to update Strawberry Perl, and broke it
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 11, 2012 at 09:20 UTC

    How does it sound ?

    Sounds like work :) esp for windows ;)(even if you aren't solo I would use cava, maybe even with citrus) but it might work, I wish you luck, the matrix doesn't :(

      "Citrus Perl can re-package itself as a new distribution including your own modules."
      Wow, this sounds tasty.

      "Cava Packager allows packaging of applications written in Perl. Packaged applications can be distributed without the need for an installation of Perl on the target machine."
      Is this "a bit similar" to having a CPAN mirror on my computer?

      Is it possible, with perlall, to have different version on Perl installed ? Like a Strawberry v5.12, and a Citrus v5.16 ?

      PS : i'm going out for two or three hours, will try to re-install v5.12.3 when i'm back.

        Is this "a bit similar" to having a CPAN mirror on my computer?

        Kinda :)

        CPAN is a source repository, with citrus/cava you'd be distributing binaries

        Its like creating your own CitrusPerl or CavaPackager or Strawberryperl or ActivePerl

        one monkey loads up all the modules and dlls required and creates an .exe users can install and use (cavapackager)

        Or one monkey loads up all the modules and development tools and creates a perl his fellow developers can download and use (citrusperl -- different audience)

        You need a special license to redistribute ActivePerl binaries, but thats free with citrus/strawberry

        CavaPackager is IMHO more polished than PAR/PAR::Packer, and unlike Strawberryperl, Citrusperl targers linux and mac osx too

        Pinto OTOH is like having your own curated CPAN mirror -- if you're working with a team, dealing with multiple platforms, compiling everything from source can make sense, it can even have "licensing" advantages

      I got this answer from the Strawberry people :

      Unfortunately v5.12.3 doesn't handle properly upgrade so your troubles are probably due to the mix of 5.12 and 5.16 dlls which do not play well together.
      Try to
      1/ uninstall strawberry
      2/ manually delete c:\strawberry (or what was your install directory)
      3/ make clean install using 5.16 MSI

      I have done what i said before, instead : uninstalled Perl, then installed v5.12.3 (the one i initially had). Everything seems to work alright, but i have to re-download and install all the CPAN modules that i use...

      After that, i will try and use Pinto.
      And after that, i will try and use perlall to upgrade to v5.16. What i don't know is whether i can use it to install a v5.16 Citrus Perl, along with Strawberry v5.12. It doesn't sound right to me, for some reason. I might as well start from scratch with Citrus v5.16, and hope that my code is Citrus v5.16 compatible.
      I'm lucky to have this problem while my code base is still small.

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