in reply to Re^2: Encrypting source code :(
in thread Encrypting source code :(

Offhand, I can think of 2 other possibilities:

Use pp to create the executable without encryption, then encrypt the result. To run the program, create a program or script that decrypts the encrypted executable, runs it, then cleans up.

If there is an acceptable Perl installation on the target system, use pp to create a PAR file, then encrypt the PAR file. In that case, create a program to decrypt the PAR file, run it. then clean up.