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Win32::OLE installation

by Banky (Acolyte)
on Jun 26, 2001 at 18:07 UTC ( #91595=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

Hi I'm having trouble finding a copy of Win32::OLE that I can install with ActiveState Perl. The standard repository doesn't have it when I run PPM. The only place I could find a copy was but when I tried to install their version it threw an error about not being thread-safe.

Here's my Perl version info:

This is perl, v5.6.1 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
(with 1 registered patch, see perl -V for more detail)

Copyright 1987-2001, Larry Wall

Binary build 626 provided by ActiveState Tool Corp.
Built 01:31:15 May  2 2001

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Re: Win32::OLE installation
by azatoth (Curate) on Jun 26, 2001 at 18:20 UTC
      This was really very helpful! Thanks!
Re: Win32::OLE installation
by the_0ne (Pilgrim) on Jun 26, 2001 at 18:21 UTC
    Actually, if you install Win32::API, it should install the Win32::OLE module you need. I was messing with some Win32 perl the other day and realized I was going to need Win32::OLE. Without trying to install it, I just ran the script, having already installed Win32::API and it worked fine.

    HTH Good luck.

      I doubt that Win32::API installs Win32::OLE (it certainly didn't the list time I checked).

      I think that Win32::OLE comes with ActivePerl by default. I haven't installed a Perl v5.6.1 from ActiveState but Win32::OLE has certainly come with all of the previous versions of ActivePerl that I have installed.

      Perhaps Banky should just check whether it is already installed before trying to find it to install?

      $ perl -mWin32::OLE -e "print $Win32::OLE::VERSION" 0.13

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