Setting Up PCs For Training

Richard Huxton dev at
Mon Jun 25 18:12:47 BST 2012

On 25/06/12 13:53, Dave Cross wrote:
> 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.

There's a portable version that you can just drop into any directory you 
like. It has a clickable shell (well, Dos cmd-prompt) which sets all the 
paths properly. I've moved it + packages between machines just by 
copying, but that presumably won't work between 32/64-bit machines.

Had to do some fiddling once to set up the right env-vars for a HTTP 
proxy once too. Remember it as being straightforward enough once I 
realised that was the problem and did some googling.

Oh, if you go the portable (or even if not) route chuck Notepad++ in too 
- best light Windows editor I've used.

You could even get a bunch of 2GB usb sticks and let the class take 
their installations home with them.

   Richard Huxton
   Archonet Ltd

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