Perl on Win98

I have windows 98, Front Page 98, and the Front Page Server installed.  Can I install and access perl 5 on my computer?  If so, are there tips on installing it?  I have been running perl scripts through my isp unix and NT boxes and would like to test out scripts without getting on line.
Lee5Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

b2piCommented:
Briefly, take a look at http://www.perl.com/pace/pub/perldocs/latest.html

If you have vc++ or borland c++, just go to www.perl.com, and download the link for the latest release.  unexpand the file with winzip (or something else that understands .tar.gz files and long file names). Read the README.win32 file, and follow the directions therein.

If you don't have a c compiler, download http://www.perl.com/CPAN-local/ports/win32/Standard/x86/perl5.00402-bindist04-bc.zip 

or

http://www.perl.com/CPAN-local/ports/win32/Standard/x86/perl5.00402-bindist04-bc.tar.gz

unpack it with winzip, and take a look at the readme file and follow the directions in there under install
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Lee5Author Commented:
It says to set the `Path' environment variable: to c:\perl\bin
-- You can do this in the `Environment' tab of the `System' Control Panel (accessible by mousing "Start" -> "Settings" -> "Control Panel").

BUT there is no 'Envoronment' tab of 'system'
How can I set the Path?
0
b2piCommented:
Are you sure?  I thought that win98 had a NT compatible applet there.... Hmmmm././.
It would probably be best to take a look around the control panel (or even search the help system for environment) and find out how to set an environment variable

If that fails, you can also set it in your autoexec.bat, presuming win98 recognizes that at startup.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Perl

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.