Looking for a Perl packager/compiler/installer

Graeme Cross gcross at alphalink.com.au
Wed Jun 12 08:19:57 CDT 2002

It seems I can answer my own question.

A few minutes after sending the original e-mail out, I found Activestate's 
PerlDev kit (http://www.activestate.com/Products/Perl_Dev_Kit/) which 
includes PerlApp which can "Turn your Perl programs into ready-to-run 
executables. Includes versions for HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows".

I would still be interested in hearing about alternatives or anyone's war 
stories about PerlDev/PerlApp.


On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 23:12, Graeme Cross wrote:
> I have a Perl script that uses some of our company's Perl modules and a
> number of modules from CPAN (Parse::RecDescent, Spreadsheet::WriteExcel,
> etc). This all runs under Activestate's Perl 5.6.1 on Win2k systems.
> We want to give all this to a client as a single executable that they can
> just run on a Windows system without having to worry about installing Perl,
> downloading modules from CPAN etc. (Note that we're not trying to shroud
> the code or anything -- we just want a program that is simple to install
> and execute on Win2k).
> When I was doing Python work, there were some nice utilities that would
> this for me and they work well.
> I have not found anything similar for Perl.
> I've read the FAQ and the closest I can find is the Perl compiler which
> doesn't seem to be up to date or stable.
> I've searched CPAN. I've gone through the Perl Cookbook, Advanced Perl
> Programming etc. I've wandered Google. Zero luck.
> Can someone point me in the right direction? I'm hoping that I've just been
> searching on the wrong keywords.
> TIA,
> Graeme

Graeme Cross <gcross at alphalink.com.au>

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