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Installing and Adding to Perl

by SiteDocClan
on Feb 20, 2003 at 03:45 UTC ( #236970=sitefaqlet: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Installable Distributions

Perl for Linux, Solaris and Windows
Strawberry Perl
A 100% Open Source CPAN-capable Perl for Windows. Works exactly the same as Perl everywhere else.
Perl for Windows, comes with an Apache web server included
Perl for MacOS Classic (MacOS-X is BSD based and should come with Perl installed - otherwise use the BSD version)
Perl ports on CPAN
Perl ports for a wide range of operating systems
Apache for Win32
Apache, Perl, mod_ssl/OpenSSL and more goodies all compiled for Windows.

Source Code

The build instructions for the current version of Perl.


The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network contains basically anything related to Perl but is mainly used as a repository for Perl modules.
Activestate package repositories
CPAN modules packaged by ActiveState. ActiveState's package manager (PPM) is an alternative to cpan. Similar to Linux's rpm, it can be used to distribute pre-compiled binaries of XS modules.
Roth Consulting Perl package repository
CPAN modules in PPM format packaged by Roth Consulting.

Also see Perl Installation for user-submitted tutorials on this subject.

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