How to use md5 perl hashing algo

Posted on 2003-02-25
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Last Modified: 2010-03-05
I am trying to encrypt a password uing MD5 perl hash algorithm but while doing so im getting the error: "can't locate loadable object for module Digest::MD5 in @INC.

How do i install the missing file, please tell me the steps to follow,i really need this.

use MD5;
$md5 = new MD5;
$hash = MD5->hexhash(MD5->hexhash ($Password));
print "$hash\n";
I try using this code but it need MD5.pm how do i install this file
use Digest::MD5  qw(md5 md5_hex md5_base64);
$digest = md5($Pass);
print "$digest\n";
Question by:trishtee
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PC_User321 earned 92 total points
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Type "ppm" at the command promp, then "search digest".
After a few seconds you will probably see "Digest-Perl-MD5     [1.5 ] Perl Implementation of Rivest's MD5 algorithm".  Since that is what you want, type "install Digest-Perl-MD5"
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wilcoxon earned 88 total points
ID: 8018468
Or, if you are not on Windows, you need to do:

perl -MCPAN -e shell
install Digest::MD5

Or you could just do:

perl -MCPAN -e 'install "Digest::MD5"'

If you opt for the '-e shell' option, then you can enter h to get help on CPAN commands and experiment.

Depending on if you are on Windows running ActiveState (ppm) or on something else (-MCPAN), you should get familiar with the appropriate tool as CPAN is a great resource for modules to do tons of different things.

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