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Re: Installing new Perl Modules

by dasgar (Priest)
on Aug 01, 2017 at 22:29 UTC ( #1196485=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Installing new Perl Modules

If you have an old version of ActivePerl installed, then the only way to get access to ActiveState's PPM repository will be to purchase support from them. Depending on your situation, that support price tag might not be an appealing option.

Here's a few other options that might work:

  • If you have a compiler and make utility that is compatible with what ActiveState used, you should be able to install directly from CPAN. (For some versions of ActivePerl, you could install MinGW and dmake from ActiveState's PPM repository. But if you don't have access, this idea might not work.)
  • You could check to see if there are other PPM repositories that might have the modules that you're interested in. Unfortunately the two that I know of (the Bribes repository and syphilis' repository does not have the module listed in your OP.)
  • As sweetblood suggested, you might want to consider checking out Strawberry Perl, which offers a portable version that does not need to be "installed". (Or to take it a step further, you can check out berrybrew that stevieb has been working on. It leverages portable editions of Strawberry Perl to help you "install" and manage multiple versions of Perl.)

Another idea is to check out a newer version of ActivePerl. A few months ago, ActiveState announced their intention to move away from their custom package managers for the language distributions (such as PPM for ActivePerl). (Read here for more details.)

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