Perl Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.31, by Dr. Herong Yang
Installing Perl Dev Kit (PDK)
This section provides a tutorial example of installing Perl Dev Kit from ActiveStat, which contains a tool, perlapp, to convert Perl program into a standalone application.
Since I have ActivePerl from ActiveState installed on my machine, I am going to try Perl Dev Kit (PDK) from ActiveState. Note that PDK is not a freeware like ActivePerl. But it offers a 21-day trial license. Here is how I installed PDK on my system:
1. Go to http://www.activestate.com/Products/Perl_Dev_Kit/ and download PDK-Deployment-184.108.40.206990.msi. The file is about 6 MB.
2. Double click on PDK-Deployment-220.127.116.11990.msi to install it to a directory called: \pdk.
3. To try it, run the perlapp in a command window as:
>\pdk\bin\perlapp -help You don't seem to have a valid license. Please purchase a license from http://www.ActiveState.com/PDK
4. Ok, now go back to http://www.activestate.com/Products/Perl_Dev_Kit/ and click the "Try" button. You need to fill in a form to register yourself for a trial license key.
5. After submitting the form, I got an email with a download link. So I followed the link and downloaded a file called: T20ABCC9A1-PLDK60T-1466.exe.
6. Double click on T20ABCC9A1-PLDK60T-1466.exe to install the 21-day trial license.
7. Run the perlapp again:
>\pdk\bin\perlapp -help NAME perlapp - Convert Perl program into a standalone application SYNOPSIS ...
Very cool, I got PDK running on my system.
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