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
install_driver(mysql) failed: Can't …