twostime has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello lovely mungers,

I read this thread. I'm returning to Perl for an easy solution to an important problem (child safety system) . I took advice and noted Strawberry Perl was ok, latest install is this month and SHA1 is good! Got to be a worthwhile endeavour.

I installed said varient and read their readme.txt. I'm keen on a helpful IDE so used their readme to install Padre.

OMG - that is the most painful and frightening installation i've ever seen. I have no idea what I have done to my new PC. So many warnings and some fails. test summary:

Test Summary Report ------------------- t/10_cleanup.t (Wstat: 512 Tests: 2 Failed: 0) Non-zero exit status: 2 t/11_cleanup.t (Wstat: 512 Tests: 4 Failed: 0) Non-zero exit status: 2 Files=25, Tests=533, 5 wallclock secs ( 0.08 usr + 0.06 sys = 0.14 +CPU) Result: FAIL Failed 2/25 test programs. 0/533 subtests failed. gmake: *** [Makefile:784: test_dynamic] Error 255 ADAMK/ORLite-1.98.tar.gz C:\STRAWB~1\c\bin\gmake.exe test -- NOT OK //hint// to see the cpan-testers results for installing this module, t +ry: reports ADAMK/ORLite-1.98.tar.gz Stopping: 'install' failed for 'ORLite'. C:\Strawberry>

I'm keen to know whether this is a usual deployment, if I need to worry (have no full log but can share what I captured at the end). I thought PERL was a living language. I do not believe the Monks have all past on due to C19 :) love a little help here, v basic reqs. Ta. (Sorry can't cope with dictatorial formatting - the help wasn't very - i'll try harder next time)