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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.

      • The way I solved that is as follows:

        I removed the Strawberry specific paths from the PATH environment variable. I then added an icon in the start menu to launch a console shell (cmd.exe), after prepending these paths to PATH first.

        One easy way to do that, is by making a BAT file with the following contents:

        @echo off
        path C:\strawberry\c\bin;C:\strawberry\perl\bin;%path%
        cmd

        But an IMHO nicer alternative is to just create a shortcut with this as the target:

        cmd.exe /k PATH=C:\strawberry\c\bin;C:\strawberry\pe