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cygwin or activestate ?

Which is better perl setup on w98se:

Full cygwin or activestate ? (or other)

In particular I will probably be installing DBI +DBD and using with
Oracle 9i Personal

Regards Graham
Jul 19 '05 #1
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Which is better perl setup on w98se:

Full cygwin or activestate ? (or other)

In particular I will probably be installing DBI +DBD and using with
Oracle 9i Personal

Regards Graham


You might want to check the DB module's documentation for
recommendations. If you use ActiveState you get a native version of
perl and that's it. If you use cygwin, you will probably want to
install almost all of their utilities and get things like tar, gzip,
cat, ls, etc. If you are used to using a UNIX command line, you will
appreciate cygwin's additional utilities. You can, of course, install
cygwin (without cygwin's own perl) and use ActiveState perl. Remember
that if you use cygwin's perl, you will be working with one leg in
UNIX and the other in Windows. Many modules won't care, but database
drivers might. I use cygwin and ActiveState's perl, but I don't use
Oracle.
Jul 19 '05 #2

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