[Pdx-pm] Recommendations: Perl for Windows 2008 R2 server

Roderick Anderson raanders42 at gmail.com
Sat May 12 21:29:45 PDT 2018

Thanks Dana.

This helps a lot.

I remember using PPM for many packages especially those that used XS 
modules.  Because ... no compiler so couldn't use cpan.


On 05/12/2018 06:09 PM, Dana Jacobsen wrote:
> Strawberry Perl is super simple to install on Windows using one of the 
> msi files.  It includes a lot of packages.  For me, adding more has been 
> as simple as using 'cpan install' from the command line.
> It even includes a fully functional C compiler and infrastructure so no 
> problems installing XS modules (thank goodness).
> Dana
> On Sat, May 12, 2018, 17:17 Roderick Anderson <raanders42 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:raanders42 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Many years ago I built some scripts for a local ISP.  They ran for many
>     years despite it being on Windows systems.
>     They lost a server and are rebuilding it from scratch.  Problem is they
>     want a free-ish distribution.
>         I'm thinking Strawberry Perl but haven't followed the Perl world
>     much
>     lately.
>     I did find an article by brian d foy in 2011.  The only thing not
>     covered how admin friendly it is.
>     How easy or complex is it to install.  How about adding modules.  I
>     will
>     probably be the one doing that and I am really out of touch with the
>     Windows world.
>     Any and all thoughts, suggestions, clue-sticks are welcome.
>     TIA,
>     Rod
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