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perl code download

by ashok (Sexton)
on Nov 10, 2000 at 00:29 UTC ( [id://40807] : perlquestion . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

Hi , I want to install Perl on my Win98 computer. I do not have any C compiler on my computer. Also I want to use Access/Oracle database using Perl using ADO. Can you pl. guide me from where/how to download. Thanks Ashok

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Re: perl code download
by kilinrax (Deacon) on Nov 10, 2000 at 00:32 UTC
RE: perl code download
by BigJoe (Curate) on Nov 10, 2000 at 01:16 UTC
    Just to clearify what has been said and give you a little more to work with. Go to and download MSI.exe and active perl. MSI is the M$ installer. After you download these files run the MSI.exe (downloadable at activestate)and you will have to restart your pc. Then you can double click on the activestate file it will end in .msi. You will again have to restart your pc. Next open a command window and run the command ppm from here you can use  search DBI or you can just run
    install DBI
    DBI is your focal point for database access. This contains ADO by default. Then to add Oracle run
    install DBD::Oracle
    This will install the database driver for Oracle.

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Re: perl code download
by elwarren (Priest) on Nov 10, 2000 at 01:07 UTC
    They also provide an already compiled DBD::Oracle module that you can install with ppm. No compiler needed.
RE: perl code download
by neophyte (Curate) on Nov 10, 2000 at 18:48 UTC
    Shameless plug coming up:
    In the node How about a you will find links to several Perl distributions.


Re: perl code download
by $code or die (Deacon) on Nov 10, 2000 at 18:29 UTC
    I haven't used it yet, but you could try IndigoPerl which comes bundled with Apache Webserver - could be a handy bundle if you are using Perl for CGI. It also has a GUI Package Manager for installing modules. I don't know if it is as nice as the VPM in the O'Reilly Perl Resource Kit.

    Has anyone used this build of Perl?