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Re: Using ActivePerl 5.8 on a cygwin system

At 04:24 PM 9/1/2003, John Seeliger you wrote:
>I have had cygwin installed on this PC for quite some time, but hadn't
>updated it for a while.  I wanted to run and found it wouldn't
>work with the perl 5.6.1 I had installed, so I downloaded ActivePerl 5.8.?
>and tried running the script from a Windows XP prompt, but it used the
>cygwin perl.  So, I just copied the ActivePerl over the cygwin perl (yeah, I
>know, not a good idea) and then it still wouldn't work because some of the
>lib files used by it weren't there either.  I copied a few of those as well,
>but still to no avail.
>Have I just hosed my cygwin?  Will downloading the updated perl help?  How
>can I download just perl without going through the installer and selecting
>"keep" on every single other item?

Rerun setup, find Perl in the list of packages and toggle the state until
it becomes "Reinstall".  Continue from there.  You don't need to tell 
setup.exe to "Keep" anything.  It knows what you have installed and will
automatically leave it as "Keep" unless there is some updated version from 
the last time.  You can change the view to see if that's the case.  If 
you didn't just updated today and you weren't using the test ("Exp") 
releases of packages before, you may find there are quite a few updates.
But you're better off with them. 

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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Holliston, MA 01746                     

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