Perl for ISAPI
Run the ActivePerl-188.8.131.52xx.msi installation package to start the installation wizard, which will guide you through the setup, and give you options on what and where to install stuff.
What happens during install?
Perl is installed by default in
If you run Perl at the command prompt, the script will be executed by the first Perl.exe it encounters in the list of
paths in the PATH environment variable. To ensure the script is executed by the Perl build you want it to be executed
by, you can specify the complete path to the Perl.exe you want to use. (typing
Installing ActivePerl will change your Path environment variable and may change registry settings, such as file associations, which may affect your Web server. If you want to use a previously installed copy of Perl, you will need to modify these settings.
Running Perl scripts on your Web server
ActivePerl, PerlScript and Perl for ISAPI are all useful additions to your Web server. However, they do have specific requirements, (see above) and may require some additional configuration to work properly. For more information on compatibility, installation, configuration and other useful information, have a look at the Web server section of the ActivePerl FAQ included with the ActivePerl package.
Installing ActivePerl from the Command Line
You can install ActivePerl from the command line using the 'msiexec' program. For example:
c:\> misexec /i <msi_file>
Selecting ActivePerl Features
You can also control which ActivePerl features are installed using the 'ADDLOCAL' command line property. This property may be set to a comma (,) delimited list of features to be installed locally. For instance:
c:\> msiexec /i <msi_file> ADDLOCAL="Perl,PerlIS"ActivePerl has the following features:
Command line properties may be specified to configure ActivePerl installation options. For example:
c:\> msiexec /i <msi_file> TARGETDIR="c:\perl" PERL_PATH="Yes"The ActivePerl MSI installer recognizes the following command line properties:
Running ActivePerl Installer in Silent Mode
To run ActivePerl installer in silent mode you need to specify the '/q' command line option. This causes the installer to run with no UI. For example:
c:\> msiexec /i <msi_file> /q
Turning on Logging During ActivePerl Installation
To turn on logging during ActivePerl installation you need to specify the '/l' command line option. This option requires you to provide the name of the log file as an argument. For instance:
c:\> msiexec /i <msi_file> /l <log_file>You can turn on verbose logging by using the '*v' modifier with the '/l' command line option. For instance:
c:\> msiexec /i <msi_file> /l*v <log_file>
Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Me
After installation, Windows must be rebooted for the PATH environment variable settings to take effect. The PATH settings are also not removed after uninstallation.
See the ActivePerl Readme for more information.