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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I'd like to see DBD::mysql inside Strawberry Perl. And working autobox (requires patching Perl).
    • I don't think autobox still requires a perl patch actually, here is an excerpt from the changelog

      1.00 Tue Apr 12 01:16:52 2005 - rewrite: no longer requires a patch

      - Stevan

  • I still don't see where the difficulty is [perl.org]. You can skip the "Set up $ENV{PATH}" step in the setup for other locations (like, say, C:\Program Files\Strawberry Perl) and supply a batch file that sets up a "Perl Console" which has the correct $ENV{PATH}:

    @echo off
    SET BASE=%~dp0
    path %BASE%\perl\bin;%BASE%\mingw\bin;%BASE%\dmake\bin;%PATH%
    echo "Strawberry Perl Console launched."
    %COMSPEC%

    • I second this. Let me decide where I want to put it and what to name the install directory.

      vote++
    • 1. Win32 Makefile doesn't enable relocation by default, so it hasn't been tested enough for me.

      2. CPAN.pm and another config file have specific paths (I've made a path-agnostic CPAN.pm for the next release as a first stage).

      3. I refuse to limit people to only be able to have working Perl applications if they launch a "Perl Console".

      Perl apps should Just Work, regardless of how you run them.

      If I do Start... Run... perlapplication, and it fails, it's not good enough.

      I'm sure there's a better solution that DOE
      • The Win32 Makefile does not enable relocation by default because Perl has always been relocatable on Win32. It's only some modules that aren't without some patching. I've used Perl since 5.6 on Windows in various directories and never encountered any problem that wasn't related to badly written Perl modules that couldn't cope with whitespace in directories.

        Double-clicking any Perl program will work even if Perl is not in $ENV{PATH} on Windows, because you (presumably) set up the file association between th

  • Right! Imagine a CGI script opening a console, for Christ sake...
    • > Right! Imagine a CGI script opening a console, for Christ sake... ... via a Start Menu shortcut :)