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Re^2: How to deliver a perl application to a client?

by GrandFather (Sage)
on Oct 21, 2019 at 05:27 UTC ( #11107743=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: How to deliver a perl application to a client?
in thread How to deliver a perl application to a client?

What's so difficult about this?

In a word: *nix.

Your experience is Windows which runs essentially on a single processor type where to a reasonable extent the same binary will run on most machines. *nix applications live in a vastly different world where the processor and many aspects of the operating system mean that applications typically need to be built for the target system. It isn't generally as simple as "ship the executable" in the *nix world. Pure Perl applications have a reasonable chance of working across systems, but as soon as a module using compiled code is added to the mix things tend get complicated.

Optimising for fewest key strokes only makes sense transmitting to Pluto or beyond
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Re^3: How to deliver a perl application to a client?
by cavac (Curate) on Oct 21, 2019 at 13:56 UTC

    Not to mention that some distros, even if they receive security updates, use very, *very* outdated libraries you have to compile against. I'm not going to point fingers, but it starts with "d" and ends with "ebian". It's a bit like having to support Windows XP in 2019.

    perl -e 'use MIME::Base64; print decode_base64("4pmsIE5ldmVyIGdvbm5hIGdpdmUgeW91IHVwCiAgTmV2ZXIgZ29ubmEgbGV0IHlvdSBkb3duLi4uIOKZqwo=");'

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