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Downloading Strawberry Perl via anything but http.

by syphilis (Bishop)
on Feb 11, 2020 at 03:00 UTC ( #11112755=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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


Are there any mirrors for the relocatable perl packages provided by Strawberry Perl ?
Or is there an ftp server providing those packages or an https link that I can use ? (I can't find either.)
Basically, all I'm after is a means of downloading the relocatable package for perl-5.30.1 (32-bit) via any means other than http download.
Neither firefox nor wget nor IE will do the job for me via http. And I don't have the permissions to be able to use scp.

For a couple of months now, my http access has been denied to many places - including most of the links.
I've complained to my ISP (southernphone), as the problem is definitely upstream of my computers - all 4 of which suffer from exactly the same issue.
But they don't really know what to do, nor do they care.
Last time I needed to download something via http, I took my laptop over to my neighbours' and grabbed it through their ISP (iinet). But I don't want to keep using that solution.
For one thing, they're a quarter of a mile away.

Any ideas are appreciated.

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Re: Downloading Strawberry Perl via anything but http.
by GrandFather (Sage) on Feb 11, 2020 at 04:54 UTC

    Happy to drop it in a Google Drive folder if that suits. The 64 bit .msi is around 100MB. PM me with an email address if that's of interest. (Update: not that the 64 bit msi is interesting to you - I need to read more carefully before I reply! Offer still stands for your preferred package.)

    Optimising for fewest key strokes only makes sense transmitting to Pluto or beyond
      Thanks for the offer, GrandFather, but it's not something I need immediately - and I probably need to browse the Strawberry Perl website to find the actual distro I'm looking for :-(
      I'm curious about this "UNKNOWN" report. It's an odd one, and I would have seen if I could reproduce it if I could have grabbed that build of Strawberry Perl.
      It's possibly nothing more than a botched installation, anyway.

      A few times in the past I've had ssh support set up at, but the hosts always seem to have it disabled whenever I want to make use of it.
      I'll contact them tonight, with the aim of getting it set up again so that I can wget stuff that I want, and then transfer it to my home network via scp.
      I already have the "scp" capability - it's the shell access that I seem to be missing.

      I'll also start making preparations to move to another ISP.


        I manually ran and submitted a passing report on a win32 5.30.1 64bit, so my guess is that it was a bad installation or something went wrong in the smoker-environment.

        While I was looking to see if it showed up yet in tail/log.txt, I saw that gregor had just submitted a second run: it looks like when run manually, it was passing for him, too. Other than the path (which has extra stuff because it was manually run), and not running in the smoker-environment, I cannot tell what the difference is between the two.

        update: ahh, mine was 5.30.0, not 5.30.1... Still, it gives you more passes. :-)

Re: Downloading Strawberry Perl via anything but http.
by marto (Cardinal) on Feb 11, 2020 at 11:22 UTC
      Hmmm ... it's related in that I would be able to access those Strawberry Perl files if that website allowed https connections.
      At least, I haven't yet had any troubles with https connections.
      But it's not Strawberry Perl's fault that I'm (apparently) the only person in the world who can't make an http connection to the website unless I take my laptop over to my neighbour's place.

      I've now got my ssh connection to sorted out, and the process of doing a wget followed by an scp works fine, if a little klunky ;-)
      I'm sure there's a smarter and neater way of doing it, but that'll do for now.

      I probably should point out it's not just Strawberry Perl that I can't access via http.
      There are plenty of other websites that pose the same problem.
      Thankfully, most (but not all) of those other websites provide for https connections.


        I understand the issue, while it sounds as though your ISP are being somewhat heavy handed here, I think it'd be wise for to be presented over https.

Re: Downloading Strawberry Perl via anything but http.
by Skeeve (Parson) on Feb 11, 2020 at 12:21 UTC

    Just 2 untested ideas:


      "Maybe the packages are available on"

      They aren't, the releases there are of the various tools (and so on) that are used to create the builds and the website.

Re: Downloading Strawberry Perl via anything but http.
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on Oct 02, 2020 at 02:13 UTC

    Has this issue been resolved?

      There is a third party mirror available at if it helps.

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