Looking for a Perl packager/compiler/installer

Andrew Creer ac at market-research.com
Wed Jun 12 10:47:40 CDT 2002

We use perl2exe
does a good job, but you have to be careful about modules that do runtime 
requires.  Test the executable on a machine without perl installed, before 
you deploy it to your client.


At 11:19 PM 6/12/2002 +1000, Graeme Cross wrote:
>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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