[pm-h] Error 401 Authorization Required

Fraser Baker flbaker at sbcglobal.net
Fri Mar 15 06:26:45 PDT 2013

I am relatively unfamiliar with the inner workings of PERL. To get around the 401 error, I had to upgrade PERL. In doing so, Chart director stopped working and I had to upgrade that program.  I then learned that PERL upgrades are not backward compatible. I have some 20 modules installed, which I also updated to their latest releases. So, here is my question.

Are all the more than a thousand modules that folks write outdated when a new version of PERL is released?


----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mike Flannigan 
  To: Houston.pm located in Houston, TX. 
  Sent: Friday, March 15, 2013 7:44 AM
  Subject: Re: [pm-h] Error 401 Authorization Required

  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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