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Mike Flannigan mikeflan at att.net
Fri Mar 15 05:44:14 PDT 2013

On 3/15/2013 6:41 AM, Mark Allen wrote:
> Out of sheer curiosity why stick at 5.8?

No particular reason.  I upgraded once from
ActivePerl- to 5.8 (back in 2003) and
then just remained there.  Then I finally decided
to upgrade 2 months ago, but it didn't go well.

I just found this note dated 12/22/2012 that
I posted to Perl Beginners.  I wrote both
parts of this:


Please ignore the post below.  The answer is that
it tries to install to C:/Perl64, but for some
odd reason never creates that directory, or at
least I can't see it or get to it by typing the
address into file explorer, even though it says
it installs fine.

This version of ActiveState also won't install over
the older version.  You have to delete the older
version to get this to install.

I don't think ActiveState is doing such a great
job of maintaining this Perl for non-business
users.  That is my opinion.

It's not working now, so I will have other
questions to post soon.


Just tried to upgrade from 5.8.0 to 5.16.1 (64bit)
on one of my machines.  Ran this:
and it installed fine, but I can't find it.

I normally keep Perl in C:/Perl, but when I
go there it's still 5.8.0.  I did a search for 'active'
and '16.1' and 'Perl' and 'bin', but can't find it anywhere.

I also checked the documentation for install location,
but didn't find it.

This is on Win7.

I just found at this location:
that "Perl is installed by default in |C:\Perl".  That
is where I want it, but it doesn't look like it whet
there.  I have perl.exe, perl5.6.1.exe, and perl5.8.0.exe
files in C:/Perl/bin.  The newest file in that directory
is libeay32.dll from 2/2012.

Very odd.  If anybody knows where it installs please
let me know.

Mike Flannigan

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