Installing PERL on WAMPSERVER
Some people need to user PERL on Apache server, like WAMP-Server, XAMP or etc. I have been using the following method and worked well for me (I wanted that because I used web-based CMS, named MovableType, which works only with PERL). So, you have to spend about 5-10 minutes, to read these instructions and do all steps correctly, and you will able to install PERL with your WAMPserver (If any problems, let us know in comments).
===== Step 1 (Installing PERL) ====
- Probably you already use WampServer. If not, then at first, download it and install in “C:\my_servers\wamp” (I always recommend to install servers in same root folder, as stated, i.e. in C:\myservers). By Default, Wampserver will install in the system, the following components: PHP, Apache Server, MySQL, PHPMyAdmin
- Download & install Strawberry-Perl (OR ActivePerl. However, I prefer Strawberry Perl, because it already includes Databases module and etc… Shortly, try that, probably you wont regret). As always, you’d better to change default installation directory to C:\myservers\perl).
===== Step 2 (Configuring Apache) ====
- To configure Apache WebServer to execute Perl & CGI scripts, open
C:\myservers\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.XX.XX\conf\httpd.conffile, then search for the line where is:
Options Indexes FollowSymLinksand change that line to:
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI
- Now find the line:
#AddHandler cgi-script .cgiand remove
#character. (This will “un-comment” that line. Thus, this line will start working). Also, below that line, add this another line too:
AddHandler cgi-script .pl
- Now, search for the line:
DirectoryIndex index.php… and replace it with this:
DirectoryIndex index.php index.php3 index.html index.htm index.cgi index.pl
==== Step 3 (Enable MySQL module) =====
Now, you have to enable MySQL module in PERL (In some cases, you might also have to install that at first before enabling). Here is an instruction to install & enable MYSQL module for PERL.
==== Step 4 (Enable IMAGE modules) ====
In PERL, you also have to Enable “Image Libraries“. Otherwise some functions ( for example, thumbnail and image generation or modification), wont be available for your server,and you might get errors)… So, open
C:\servers\your-perl-dir\bin\cpan and execute these lines one-by-one:
Note, if you are unable to run
CPAN, then you can open
CMD and navigate from there (directly run
C:\servers\your-perl-dir\bin\cpan, or use
Now, Restart WAMP and your
.pl files should work!
p.s. thanks to http://chromicdesign.com/2009/05/setting-up-perl-for-wampp.html & hwh .