FAQ 2.2 How can I get a binary version of perl?

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2.2: How can I get a binary version of perl?

    For Windows, ActiveState provides a pre-built Perl for free:

            http://www.activestate.com /

    Sunfreeware.com provides binaries for many utilities, including Perl,
    for Solaris on both Intel and SPARC hardware:

            http://www.sunfreeware.com /

    If you don't have a C compiler because your vendor for whatever reasons
    did not include one with your system, the best thing to do is grab a
    binary version of gcc from the net and use that to compile perl with.
    CPAN only has binaries for systems that are terribly hard to get free
    compilers for, not for Unix systems.

    Some URLs that might help you are:


    Someone looking for a perl for Win16 might look to Laszlo Molnar's djgpp
    port in http://www.cpan.org/ports/#msdos , which comes with clear
    installation instructions. A simple installation guide for MS-DOS using
    Ilya Zakharevich's OS/2 port is available at
    http://www.cs.ruu.nl/%7Epiet/perl5dos.html and similarly for Windows 3.1
    at http://www.cs.ruu.nl/%7Epiet/perlwin3.html .


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