ActivePerl is a distribution of Perl for Windows, Linux, and macOS. It includes a version of Perl and hundreds of popular packages, pre-compiled and ready to use. ActivePerl 188.8.131.522 is an older version of ActivePerl that was released in 2007[^1^] [^2^]. It may be useful for legacy applications that require this specific version of Perl.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install ActivePerl 184.108.40.2062 on Windows using the zip file.
The zip file for ActivePerl 220.127.116.112 is named Activeperl-58-8822-Mswin32-X86-280952.zip and can be downloaded from the ActiveState website[^2^] or from other sources[^3^]. The file size is about 16 MB.
Step 2: Extract the zip file
After downloading the zip file, you need to extract it to a folder on your computer. You can use any zip utility such as WinZip or 7-Zip to do this. For example, if you use 7-Zip, you can right-click on the zip file and choose \"Extract to Activeperl-58-8822-Mswin32-X86-280952\\\".
This will create a folder named Activeperl-58-8822-Mswin32-X86-280952 in the same location as the zip file. Inside this folder, you will find several files and subfolders, such as bin, lib, html, etc.
Step 3: Run the installer
To install ActivePerl 18.104.22.1682 on your computer, you need to run the installer file named install.bat that is located in the bin subfolder of the extracted folder. You can double-click on this file or run it from the command prompt.
The installer will ask you to accept the license agreement and choose a destination folder for ActivePerl. The default folder is C:\\Perl58\\. You can change it if you want, but make sure that the folder does not contain spaces or special characters.
The installer will also ask you if you want to add Perl to your PATH environment variable and associate Perl files with ActivePerl. We recommend that you choose yes for both options, unless you have another version of Perl installed on your computer.
The installation process may take a few minutes, depending on your system speed and disk space. When it is done, you will see a message saying \"Installation complete\".
Step 4: Verify the installation
To verify that ActivePerl 22.214.171.1242 is installed correctly on your computer, you can open a command prompt and type perl -v. You should see something like this:
This is perl, v5.8.8 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
(with 50 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail)
Binary build 822  provided by ActiveState http://www.ActiveState.com
Built Sep 3 2007 09:39:52
If you see this output, congratulations! You have successfully installed ActivePerl 126.96.36.1992 on your Windows computer.
Step 5: Use ActivePerl
Now that you have installed ActivePerl 188.8.131.522 on your computer, you can use it to run Perl scripts and programs. You can write your own Perl code using any text editor, such as Notepad or Visual Studio Code. You can also use the Perl Package Manager (PPM) to install additional modules from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) or from ActiveState's repository.
To run a Perl script, you can either use the perl command followed by the name of the script file, or you can double-click on the script file if it has a .pl or .plx extension and is associated with ActivePerl. For example, if you have a script named hello.pl that prints \"Hello, world!\" to the screen, you can run it like this:
Or you can simply double-click on hello.pl and see the output in a new window.
Step 6: Uninstall ActivePerl
If you want to uninstall ActivePerl 184.108.40.2062 from your computer, you can use the uninstaller file named uninstall.bat that is located in the bin subfolder of the ActivePerl folder. You can double-click on this file or run it from the command prompt.
The uninstaller will ask you to confirm that you want to remove ActivePerl and all its components from your computer. It will also ask you if you want to remove Perl from your PATH environment variable and disassociate Perl files from ActivePerl. We recommend that you choose yes for both options, unless you have another version of Perl installed on your computer.
The uninstallation process may take a few minutes, depending on your system speed and disk space. When it is done, you will see a message saying \"Uninstallation complete\". 0efd9a6b88