[Chicago-talk] Portable Script and library

Shawn Carroll shawn.c.carroll at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 12:48:22 PST 2009

Are you able to use a USB key?  It should be possible to install
Strawberry Perl on the USB device and work from there.

shawn.c.carroll at gmail.com
Perl Programmer
Soccer Referee

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 14:44, Jay Strauss <me at heyjay.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to build a script, to be able to bring with me from customer to
> customer site.  I can count on running upon a recent version of Perl
> (version will change from customer to customer).  I can not install new CPAN
> modules at their site.  (generally I'm on a heavily firewalled production
> box with no external http/ftp/ip access).   I will be running upon M$
> primarily.
> While at the customer I'll need to be able to make changes to the script as
> needed (and as I find needed new features or bugs).
> I have need for some modules on CPAN like date
> I'd like to be able to build my script using some CPAN modules
> I'd like to use some CPAN modules like datatime, class::insideout,
> config::general (and maybe some others) in my script.
> Is there a way to have some portable library (with all the modules) plus my
> script, I can tote with me to the customer?   I looked at PAR/pp (outside of
> not being able to get it to compile on M$ strawberry perl), it looks like
> the customer would need PAR installed, or I'd have to build a self-contained
> exe.  I can't have an exe, since I might need to edit the source onsite, and
> I can't depend on having PAR at the customer.
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks
> Jay
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