ActiveState Perl on Vista

Dominic Thoreau dominic.thoreau at
Sat Feb 14 19:57:03 GMT 2009

2009/2/14 Duncan Garland <duncan.garland at>:
> Hi,
> I've just upgraded my laptop from XP Pro to Vista Home Edition. I've
> installed ActiveState Perl 5.10 on it as I've done with my previous
> machines. However, very little seems to install properly.
> For example the PPM (Perl Package Manager) list of modules seems very small
> when compared to previous versions. Calalyst, DBIx and Ptkdb won't install
> via PPM or CPAN. I've never had Catalyst or DBIx before, so perhaps they
> aren't supposed to install on Windows. However, I've used Ptkdb for four
> years on Windows without any trouble.
> Am I just struggling to cope with Vista's eccentricities, or isn't Perl very
> well supported on Vista

As far as I know (which might not be that far) this is more about
ActiveState than perl

It may be worthwhile investigating Strawberry Perl - which has as a
goal having 100% of CPAN modules available.
No train here, but still:
The sign says: "Ready to Leave"
Normal service, yes?

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