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Re: Strategy for Perl and wxPerl on Linux

by thunders (Priest)
on Oct 16, 2009 at 19:21 UTC ( #801631=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Strategy for Perl and wxPerl on Linux

FWIW, I've installed both wxPerl and Komodo on several Linux system without installing Activestate's perl on it, without issue. Komodo generally detects the version of perl running on your system correctly. As for wx, if you are on a debian based system, that's as easy as:

$ sudo apt-get install libwx-perl

If you're on another flavor of linux there are RPMs of Wx or you can install from source with CPAN.

Almost every disto I've worked with comes with perl installed. Often this is because they include system tools, cron jobs,or utilities that are written in perl, so definitely avoid blowing away the default perl.

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Re^2: Strategy for Perl and wxPerl on Linux
by Steve_BZ (Chaplain) on Oct 16, 2009 at 21:12 UTC

    So I guess that means you don't use PPM?

      As you're using Kubuntu it seems logical to use its native utilities for managing packages - aptitude, apt, or synaptic. I think you should find them quite convenient, they allow you easy install a lot of different perl modules from repository. The advantage over ppm is that these utilities will automatically install additional binary libraries that required for some perl modules, e.g. if you're installing libwx-perl it will automatically install wx libraries. Upd: Note, that if you want to install from CPAN perl package Package::Name you should look for libpackage-name-perl package in Ubuntu repository. Also try apt-cache search package-name.

      As alternative you can use cpanp to install modules.

      I did use PPM a while back when I did primarily win32 programming. But I've never used ActiveState's perl distro on Linux. Even on windows I've started using Strawberry Perl, as it comes with useful GNU toolchain for building XS modules

      I have used other AS programs in the past on Linux without isuue, like Komodo and KomodoEdit.

      On Ubuntu almost everything you'll need is available via apt-get, and for everything else there's CPAN.

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