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Windows 2000 Server and Installing Perlby Zo (Scribe)
|on Oct 05, 2001 at 21:44 UTC||Need Help??|
Zo has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I installed and have successfully used Perl on my desktop. No problem, figured out how to instal modules, etc.. all in one day's sitting.
Now I have to install Perl onto a server, windows 2000. I downloaded the ActivePerl onto my system, followed the intal wizard that comes with it... and blam... installed, yes?
Not so simple.
I want to now load DBI onto it. I got to cpan and get the DBI file. No problem, download,etc... I try to "makefile.pl" and I get an error that the version of perl is too old, (i think it said the 5.003 version) when I need atleast the 5.004. Now I downloaded Perl the same way and i got 5.06... on my windows 2000 professional. It seems that although there are many README files to read through, sometimes it seems like it's a bit 'obfuscated' and my brain capacity can't always comprehend. (too much drugs and booze when a child?)
Can someone guide me into what I'm doing wrong? Should I be downloading something else? Has anyone come across this...?
I'm going to be humble and admit that although I'm an "applications developer", when it comes to server admin stuff I'm not the brightest bulb in the lamp.
Thanks again in advance for all your help.