August 2013 Archives

Strawberry Perl uninstall / Active Perl install Issues on Windows

I have had a little problem getting a working Perl on Windows over the past few days. I was having a lot of trouble somehow getting a working dmake and mingw to compile code, among other things.

Here's what happened in my latest attempt, for your benefit:

  1. Created a clean Amazon EC2 Windows 2008 server.
  2. Installed Strawberry Perl 5.12. Had issues compiling modules with cpan. Uninstalled Strawberry Perl.
  3. Installed ActivePerl 5.16.3. Ran cpan, dmake and mingw downloaded and installed properly. Rebooted so %PATH% would be updated.
  4. Tried installi…

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