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Re: Re: ActivePerl

by TStanley (Canon)
on Dec 10, 2000 at 17:58 UTC ( #45945=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: ActivePerl
in thread ActivePerl

Unfortunately, ActivePerl does not add the path to the autoexec.bat file.
I had to add it manually, and reboot my system, when I installed it on my
home PC.

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Re: Re: Re: ActivePerl
by Fastolfe (Vicar) on Dec 10, 2000 at 22:22 UTC
    On NT, it automatically modifies the system environment (I guess this is stored in the registry or something). You can see this by right-clicking on My Computer, selecting Properties, and selecting the Environment tab. I don't know if Win9x has something similar or not, but it seems strange that the installation would skip something like this. Indeed, the release notes indicate that somehow, it should be adding this information to the PATH. Under Win9x, I wonder if this cannot be done via the registry as well...

      The good news is, the ActivePerl installer does modify your AUTOEXEC.BAT. At least, it tries to - I don't know why it would have failed to do so for indapa. It should also ask you to reboot, as that is the only way that the environment can be set for all subsequent DOS windows. The bad new is, cannot be done through the registry, but requires a reboot, and DOS (and AUTOEXEC.BAT) load first, before the Windows 9x GUI, and are thereafter in memory. The only thing the registry gets is file association information (so Win9x knows what to do with a *.pl file, etc.) and some registration/uninstall information. All of this applies to Win9x of course, and not to Win[NT|2000|ME|WhateverTheyAreCallingItThisMonth].

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