ActivePerl User Guide
Run the ActivePerl-188.8.131.52xx.msi installation package to start the installation wizard, which will guide you through the setup, and give you options on what and where to install stuff.
Perl is installed by default in
C:\Perl. The default
C" selected will be the same drive
that the operating system is installed on, or the drive that has the largest amount of space available. This can be modified by selecting the Browse button
and picking the appropriate drive and directory to install into.
If you run Perl at the command prompt, the script will be executed by the first Perl.exe it encounters in the list of
paths in the PATH environment variable. To ensure the script is executed by the Perl build you want it to be executed
by, you can specify the complete path to the Perl.exe you want to use. (typing
perl -v at the command
prompt will tell you which version of Perl is currently first in your PATH)
Installing ActivePerl will change your Path environment variable and may change registry settings, such as file associations, which may affect your Web server. If you want to use a previously installed copy of Perl, you will need to modify these settings.
Perl, PerlScript and Perl for ISAPI are all useful additions to your Web server. However, they do have specific requirements, (System Requirements) and may require some additional configuration to work properly. For more information on compatibility, installation, configuration and other useful information, have a look at the Web server configuration section of the ActivePerl FAQ.
You can install ActivePerl from the command line using the 'msiexec' program. For example:
c:\> msiexec /i <msi_file>
You can also control which ActivePerl features are installed using the 'ADDLOCAL' command line property. This property may be set to a comma (,) delimited list of features to be installed locally. For instance:
c:\> msiexec /i <msi_file> ADDLOCAL="Perl,PerlIS"
ActivePerl has the following features:
By default all features of ActivePerl are installed on Windows 2000.
Command line properties may be specified to configure ActivePerl installation options. For example:
c:\> msiexec /i <msi_file> TARGETDIR="c:\perl" PERL_PATH="Yes"
The ActivePerl MSI installer recognizes the following command line properties:
To run ActivePerl installer in silent mode you need to specify the '/q' command line option. This causes the installer to run with no UI. For example:
c:\> msiexec /i <msi_file> /q
To turn on logging during ActivePerl installation you need to specify the '/l' command line option. This option requires you to provide the name of the log file as an argument. For instance:
c:\> msiexec /i <msi_file> /l <log_file>
You can turn on verbose logging by using the '*v' modifier with the '/l' command line option. For instance:
c:\> msiexec /i <msi_file> /l*v <log_file>
See the ActivePerl Readme for more information.
Install Notes on Windows