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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You are aware that Strawberry Perl is available in .zip format [strawberryperl.com] as well as the .msi format, and that it basically requires no installation at all? You can just copy it anywhere you want. The two files you need to edit are Config.pm and CPAN/Config.pm, if you want a working CPAN toolchain. Otherwise you don't even need to do that.

    • Hey, whaddya know, it works. Now, since I don't have Oracle OCI libraries, but I need DBD::Oracle, I'm trying:

      C:\>ppm install DBD-Oracle
      PPM::XML::PPMConfig::PPMCONFIG=HASH(0x1731e4c)
      Installing package 'DBD-Oracle'...
      PPM::XML::PPD::html=HASH(0x18be9fc)
      Can't locate object method "rvalidate" via package "PPM::XML::PPD::html" at C:/s
      trawberry/perl/site/lib/PPM.pm line 1688.

      I should probably find out where the real support forum is rather than reporting problems/bugs on my journal :-) (ahh, probably over on [cpan.org]

      • There's also the big "Chat Live for support" link on the front page of the strawberry website.

        • IRC blocked at work... :-(

          I did enter an RT ticket on the PPM distribution though.

      • Not that this is a guaranteed success, but back in the day, I managed to install a DBD::Oracle PPM via the PAR converter. See PAR::Dist::FromPPD, PAR::Dist::InstallPPD, and PAR::Dist::InstallPPD::GUI (in reverse order of convenience). Caveat: I wrote them.

        • I went ahead and just copied the relevant lib files and folders from the ActiveState perl directory into the strawberry directory...yeah, I'm kind of defeating the purpose of strawberry...but it worked :-)