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Re^2: installing strawberry and activeperl

by targetsmart (Curate)
on Oct 08, 2010 at 11:06 UTC ( #864181=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: installing strawberry and activeperl
in thread installing strawberry and activeperl

"how did you go about altering the path ?".
when I installed strawberry perl 5.8.9, it added the C:\strawberry to the end of the path variable, so I manually entered C:\strawberry.. at the beginning of the path variable using the "my computer->properties->advanced->environmental variables->system variables->path"

ftype Perl says Perl="C:\strawberry\perl\bin\perl.exe" "%1" %* assoc .pl says .pl=Perl
but still the use 5.8.9; spits the error.

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Re^3: installing strawberry and activeperl
by syphilis (Archbishop) on Oct 08, 2010 at 11:21 UTC
    What does perl -e "print $]" produce ?
    What does perl -e "use 5.8.9" produce ?
    Are you running the scripts as or as perl and does the output change if you switch from one method to the other ?

      Thanks to all monk replies.
      I managed to get my scripts working.

      1. Uninstalled active perl 5.6.1 and strawberry perl 5.8.9 + reboot
      2. Installed strawberry perl 5.8.9,
      3. Removed the strawberry related folders from system PATH variable. (I have admin access but I just want to run strawberry for my login account )
      4. Installed active perl 5.6.1 + reboot
      5. created a new type using 'ftype strawberryperl="C:\strawberry\perl\bin\perl.exe" "%1" %*' , (ftype perl stayed like perl="C:\APPS\actperl\bin\perl.exe" "%1" %*)
      6. wrote a batch script like a) add strawberry perl related folders to the beginning of path variable b) assoc .pl=strawberryperl c) execute the scripts(/tests) d) assoc .pl=perl
      7. Execute the batch script, my goal achieved, the scripts are compatible with strawberry perl 5.8.9. without disturbing the other users environment which were using active perl 5.6.1.

      I dont think that is an efficient way to achieve the goal, but it solved the purpose. If there is an efficient way than the one I mentioned about, please let me know.

      Actually the main Idea behind installing strawberry perl was to make sure that the old scripts that I have which worked well with active perl 5.6.1 is compatible with newer strawberry perl. But one unfortunate/fortunate thing is the support for pseudo hashes has been removed from perl 5.10, so installing strawberry perl 5.12 didn't suit well for my scripts(fields module can be used, but that is a different story, as I was only asked to check compatibility). So I finally installed strawberry perl 5.8.9 and everything seems to be working fine. Thanks

      -- 'I' am not the body, 'I' am the 'soul/consciousness', which has no beginning or no end, no attachment or no aversion, nothing to attain or lose.

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