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ActivePerl on Windows

I actively maintain virtual test instances for my writing and teaching on Windows 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, and Solaris. Perl on Windows is always interesting. I use ActivePerl on Windows 7 rather than Strawberry Perl, and it was interesting to see this note after I upgraded to the most current Community Edition of ActivePerl (5.16.3).

I thought it might be kind to post ActiveState’s Release Note because you should really read it before you try to install ActivePerl on Windows 7/8. Just make sure you’ve removed any earlier version of ActivePerl before trying the install. That’s what I did, and surprise, there weren’t any problems.

While the installation doesn’t tell you that you need to restart the Windows 7 operating system, you do. If you don’t restart Windows 7 after the ActivePerl install, you’ll get the following error message:

install_driver(mysql) failed: Can't …
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