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I was curious about the ActiveState account creation process and whether that simply required an email address, for identification and confirmation purposes, or if it also wanted phone numbers, credit card details, date of birth, and such like. I followed the "ActiveState Perl" link in "Perl Download" (Mac OS X section) and was presented with:
Given I'm running this from a Win10 platform, I also tried the "ActiveState Perl" link in the Windows section: I got the same result.
Just for completeness, I tried the link with the same name from the Unix section. This time I got:
I did notice that the URLs in the Mac OS X and Windows sections had http:, while the one in the Unix section had https:. I copied the address from the Mac OS X section link, pasted it into a fresh tab, and added an 's', i.e. http: changed to https:: I now get the same result as I did for Unix (above).
Obviously, that's not a very encouraging start. I had no such issues with the "perl via brew" link that you posted.
I'm running Firefox 74.0 (64-bit) and have been for some time without any problems.
I downloaded a newer version late yesterday but need to restart to complete the update.
I'll advise if that makes any difference.
In reply to Re^5: Understanding Perl / Brew Perl and Cpan on macOS