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SSL and LWP on win32 - possible?

by shoez (Sexton)
on May 11, 2003 at 22:36 UTC ( #257296=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

Hello all,
I've been struggling away trying to find, install and use some form of SSL/LWP on the ActiveState 5.6 build of Perl. It appears Crypt::SSLeay just isn't available, or the version that is available from ActiveState, is for Solaris only. I tried building the module myself from CPAN, but unfortunately that fails. I tried using an older version of the module meant for Perl 5.0x, but sadly that crashes the process. I'm starting to wonder whether or not Windows is bereft of such functionality. Could anyone possibly suggest fixes or alternatives please ?

thanks a million for any titbits,


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Re: SSL and LWP on win32 - possible?
by bart (Canon) on May 11, 2003 at 23:52 UTC
      Oh stellar, thanks a tonne bart. It worked a treat, and shall become an invaluable URL.
      grantm, BrowserUk, cheers also for your input!

Re: SSL and LWP on win32 - possible?
by grantm (Parson) on May 11, 2003 at 22:57 UTC

    I use LWP/SSL with ActivePerl on Win32 daily. From memory, I think I installed the Net::SSLeay package which is available via PPM and then it 'just worked'.

    Update: Apparently this isn't available from ActiveState but the following does work - I just tested it:

    C:\> ppm ppm> rep add kobes ppm> search ssl ppm> install ppm> install IO-Socket-SSL
      From memory, I think I installed the Net::SSLeay package which is available via PPM and then it 'just worked'.

      Unfortunately, SSLeay hasn't been available from ActiveState for several weeks. ActiveState's CPAN build reports show that they're unable to build it.

      This happened a while back with some of the database drivers--they were unavailable for several weeks before reappearing. I hope the same happens with Net::SSLeay.

Re: SSL and LWP on win32 - possible?
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on May 11, 2003 at 23:12 UTC

    Take a look at this thread at I can't vouch for it, but the source of the information is authorative.

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