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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • So firstly, no guarentees if you have more than one Perl installed... no Perls really live together well.

    Secondly, there's known issues in CPAN.pm.

    I recommend uninstalling the July strawberry and trying again with the new October release.

    http://strawberry-perl.googlecode.com/files/strawberry-perl-5.10.1.0.msi [googlecode.com]

    This has a new (dev) CPAN release that might fix your problem, and some updated Perl modules and C libraries that should (hopefully) make the installation much easier.

    Finally, yes, newbies are not REALL

    • I submit that almost anyone installing strawberry already has a perl, and likely more than 1.

      When I install strawberry, I have activestate, cygwin, and I tried building my own. And after that, I have an old strawberry in front of the new strawberry.

      A prominent set of warnings seems appropriate.

      • One of the things that I ran out of time for in October is checking the path for other perl interpreters and putting up warnings if neccessary ... I'm hoping to get it done for January.

        As for the PATH thing - we put ourselves in the system path because it is an "all-users" installation. (another thing for January that needs to be discussed is the possibility of making "all-users/current-user" selectable.) We DO try to be polite and put ourselves at the end of the system path (and the proposed "current-user"

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        The new Strawberry Perl for Windows has been released! Check http://strawberryperl.com for it.
        • All this information is good. And thanks for your work on SP, I love the idea.

          But the most important thing I am saying, is when I install SP, it should make obvious some of these issues, right in the faces of the novice installers (like me). I don't use IRC, but I do lurk on useperl.

          Maybe in the last install window, an "open install notes from c:\strawberry\INSTALL_strawberry.txt" checkbox with default checked...