Folks, I'm adrift in a sea of pain. Been locked for the last several days in an epic struggle to migrate a Linux-based mod_perl app to Windows 2008. After days of wrestling with Strawberry, I finally broke down and went to ActiveState (had hoped to avoid the $999 license fee, but alas). Anyway, it appears ActiveState no longer supports mod_perl. Attempts to ppm imstall fail with:
ppm install failed: The PPD does not provide code to install for this platform
After toiling awhile in ignorance, I found this on ActiveState's site (http://code.activestate.com/ppm/mod_perl/):
mod_perl is unavailable in PPM, because there aren't any builds for it in the package repositories.
Fell back to CPAN, but when attempting to install mod_perl2, it fails when setting up the gcc environment, says:
Please repair your Module::CoreList at lib/Apache2/Build.pm line 49.
Tried XAMPP -- but problems here, too -- and XAMMP itself says it's for development only -- not appropriate for production servers. Tried AMPP and IndigoPerl -- ran into problems with all.
So, again, a sea of pain -- no sail -- no oars -- rudderless. I'm hopeless when it comes to Windows. Am I tilting at windmills here? Is mod_perl even viable in the Windows environment? Can anyone suggest a reliable way to get mod_perl working in Windows 2008?
EDIT: Some success to report: I uninstalled ActivePerl 5.14 and replaced it with version 5.12. Afterwards, I was able to install a mod_perl package via ppm:
C:> ppm install http://cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/PPMPackages/12xx/mod_perl.ppd
Unfortunately, the app in question uses XML::Compile, and the older version available for this installation breaks my code. Suggestions still welcome. Thanks!