How to install/add a PERL module?

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How to install/add a PERL module?

Postby xamppnewbie » 15. September 2008 15:19

I would like to add to my XAMPP installation a perl module (e.g. NET::Ldap).

I know how to do it on a Linux box (using CPAN or YUM), as every Linux installation comes with a complete PERL support package.

But on my Windows XP workstation, I only have XAMPP installed. I noticed that it already comes with the basic perl.exe:

C:\server\xampp\perl\bin>perl.exe --version

This is perl, v5.8.7 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread


Has anyone, with XAMPP only installed on his/her Windows system, managed to add a PERL module?

If so, how do I do this?

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Postby Wiedmann » 15. September 2008 15:22

Has anyone, with XAMPP only installed on his/her Windows system, managed to add a PERL module?

No. You must at least install the XAMPP Perl AddOn (or have installed e.g. ActiveState's Perl)
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Postby xamppnewbie » 15. September 2008 15:32

Wiedmann, thank you so much for your quick reply!

You are basically confirming my intuition, but I wanted to get the advice of the XAMPP gurus before installing something that cannot be undone easily (Windows is known for that :)).

My concern and questions relate now to a possible conflict between the fully pledged PERL package (i.e. ActiveState's Perl) and the one that comes with XAMPP:

For someone who needs PERL for running only through XAMPP (a PHP scripts that invokes a PERL script), which approach is preferable? the XAMPP Perl AddOn? or ActiveState's Perl?
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Postby w4vy » 15. September 2008 23:00

Just my 2 cents but I use ActiveState 5.10.0 Build 1003

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XAMPP & Perl

Postby soniacd » 17. September 2008 11:03

hi,
i tried both but only XAMPP Perl AddOn worked with xampp.... now my problem is run my ASP pages... :?

so, my vote is for XAMPP Perl AddOn
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Re: XAMPP & Perl

Postby w4vy » 17. September 2008 11:26

soniacd wrote:hi,
i tried both but only XAMPP Perl AddOn worked with xampp.... now my problem is run my ASP pages... :?

so, my vote is for XAMPP Perl AddOn
:)


Sorry but if you tried both and ONLY the add on worked for you then you did something wrong and it wasn't xampps fault. My post above yours clearly says I use ActiveState so I guess that means it works with xampp. Please try not to give people doubts over something you couldn't figure out.


>>Thread OP --ActiveState works fine with xampp you have to install it into the Perl Folder inside the xampp folder (delete everything in the perl folder 1st)
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Postby xamppnewbie » 19. September 2008 15:11

w4vy wrote:I use ActiveState 5.10.0 Build 1003

w4vy, thank you for your tip.

Do you happen to know whether this ActiveState 5.10.0 Build 1003 works with every XAMPP version?

My XAMPP version is pretty old (1.4.16) due to a requirement by a different software package that I need.

Is ActiveState 5.10.0 Build 1003 compatible with XAMPP version 1.4.16?

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Postby w4vy » 19. September 2008 19:06

I'm using it with xampp version 1.6.6a
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