ActivePerl from a network drive?
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ActivePerl from a network drive?

hello,

At the school i attend, Perl 4 is installed on a
"network drive" (U:\) that has a number of
utilities on it, you can get to perl by typing
"perl" at the command prompt since all workstation
have the U: drive in their PATH.

As it is now, Perl 4 is just a single binary file
at the root of the U: drive. There are no perl
directory.

to Perl 5. But that would require "U:\perl\bin" to
by added to the PATH of all machines.

So my question is, can ActivePerl be installed
like so:

A few perl files at the root...
U:\perl.exe
U:\perldoc.bat
U:\ppm.bat

*all* other perl files in a subdirectory...
U:\perl\whatever\...

Thanks,
:-)

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Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT
ActivePerl from a network drive?

Quote:
> hello,

> At the school i attend, Perl 4 is installed on a
> "network drive" (U:\) that has a number of
> utilities on it, you can get to perl by typing
> "perl" at the command prompt since all workstation
> have the U: drive in their PATH.

> As it is now, Perl 4 is just a single binary file
> at the root of the U: drive. There are no perl
> directory.

> to Perl 5. But that would require "U:\perl\bin" to
> by added to the PATH of all machines.

> So my question is, can ActivePerl be installed
> like so:

> A few perl files at the root...
> U:\perl.exe
> U:\perldoc.bat
> U:\ppm.bat

> *all* other perl files in a subdirectory...
> U:\perl\whatever\...

I believe that the ActivePerl prompts you for the installation directory
although it shouldnt be too difficult for a competent system administrator
to set up a global path configuration ...

/J\
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Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT
ActivePerl from a network drive?

Quote:
> > A few perl files at the root...
> > U:\perl.exe
> > U:\perldoc.bat
> > U:\ppm.bat

> > *all* other perl files in a subdirectory...
> > U:\perl\whatever\...

> I believe that the ActivePerl prompts you for the installation
directory
> although it shouldnt be too difficult for a competent system
> to set up a global path configuration ...

Hmmm... i don't think they will do it it it requires any change to
the workstation configs......

The idea here is to put the perl.exe file outside the install path yet
have it know to look there for any needed files. (DLLs, PMs, etc.)

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