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Re: Perl issue with Windows 7 vs XP

by kennethk (Monsignor)
on Jul 24, 2013 at 18:11 UTC ( #1046178=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl issue with Windows 7 vs XP

By my read, this is probably a module install issue. From the LWP::UserAgent documentation:

The libwww-perl core no longer bundles protocol plugins for SSL. You will need to install LWP::Protocol::https separately to enable support for processing https-URLs.
Which essentially means you need to install Crypt::SSLeay on your machine to deal with encrypt/decrypt.

#11929 First ask yourself `How would I do this without a computer?' Then have the computer do it the same way.


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Re^2: Perl issue with Windows 7 vs XP
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 24, 2013 at 20:29 UTC

    Hello Kenneth, thank you very much for your quick reply. I will most definitely take your advice and explore your route of installing Crypt::SSLeay. I have tried using LWP::Protocol::https, but it did not work and so I have commented it out in the above section. Could you help me understand what went wrong between the Windows XP and 7 systems, and as to why installing Crypt::SSLeay would be a viable solution?

      The issue is that LWP::UserAgent fails quietly on https requests when you don't have the necessary modules installed. I got bit by it a few years ago. LWP::Protocol::https is not actually a module, but rather an installation construct for the modules required for https access. Also make sure you explicitly include the https protocol in your URL.

      If you are using ActiveState Perl, PPM should give you an easy method to quickly check if you've installed the LWP::Protocol::https package.


      #11929 First ask yourself `How would I do this without a computer?' Then have the computer do it the same way.

        Hello Kenneth, thank you very much for all your help. I will have to wait for my App Support team to install it for me as I have restricted access to these things. I was really hoping that there would be a small difference that I overlooked between xp and 7 that could be fixed easily.

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