re-install activeperl - any suggestions?

Posted by donnieclark on 2017-05-09 02:51

Hello friends,
Does anybody have any suggestions, about reinstalling ActivePerl over the installed one? (its my first time)
I didn't wanted to, but it happens that I already had ActivePerl installed at another drive and it is now messing with this one.

Thank You!!!

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

i-shenl
ActiveState Staff
Tue, 2017-05-09 07:47

You might be able to get away with it if your install does not have any modules, but it's not recommended to do it that way. That is because problems start to arise when you have modules installed. They won't be deleted during the install and might be incompatible with the new ActivePerl that you install because they were built with that other version of ActivePerl.

The recommended way is to uninstall ActivePerl, manually delete the leftover contents in the folder where ActivePerl was installed (ie, on Windows it would be C:\perl (or C:\perl64)), and then re-install ActivePerl.