Setting Up PCs For Training

Dave Cross dave at
Mon Jun 25 13:53:55 BST 2012

Is there an easy way to clone a Strawberry Perl installation  
(including any installed CPAN modules) across multiple PCs?

I'm going to run some training for a client next month and they are  
going to supply nine or ten PCs for the students. The PCs are running  
Windows with Strawberry Perl installed.

I've sent them a list of the modules that will be required for the  
practical exercises and they are planning to manually install a couple  
of dozen modules on each of these PCs. Which seems like far too much  
work for me.

I know next to nothing about Strawberry Perl. But there must be a way  
to take an installation from one machine and copy it onto another.  
Even if it's a low-tech as copying the CPAN library directory.

Does anyone have any experience in this area? Any advice that I can  
pass on to my client?



p.s. Yes, I should probably look at supplying VM images for this.  
That's an idea for the future.

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