Perl on Cygwin?

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sun Sep 18 21:06:00 GMT 2011


On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 09:24:38PM -0700, tedthetool wrote:
>
>So I'm trying to run the config file for a program in Cygwin, but it says I
>need Perl 5 before I can proceed.
>
>I've searched through cygwin packages, I don't see a Perl package, only
>ancillary packages. I type "perl -v" in cygwin and perl is not recognized. 

You didn't search very hard.  Perl is available as a package.  You just need
to install it.  Use the search box in setup.exe to find it.

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