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how to install win32::GuidGen on windows 64 bit OS

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Dear friends,

I want to use the Win32::GuidGen() in my perl script. My Perl version is 5.8.9 and it is on windows(64 bit). For this function, i will

require win32::API, for where can i get the win32::API module for windows 64 bit.

Please do the needful.

Thanks in advance.

Feb 26 '09 #1
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To my knowledge there is not a Win32::API 64 bit edition.
Feb 26 '09 #2

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I have both of the following installed on my 64bit Vista system
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  1. C:\Perl\bin>perl -v
  2. This is perl, v5.10.0 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
  3. C:\Perl64\bin>perl -v
  4. This is perl, v5.10.0 built for MSWin32-x64-multi-thread
FWIW, the contents of each lib\win32api are identical
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  1. C:\Perl\lib\Win32API>dir
  2.  Volume in drive C has no label.
  3.  Volume Serial Number is 70C0-E0E8
  4.  Directory of C:\Perl\lib\Win32API
  5. 02/09/2009  09:20 AM    <DIR>          .
  6. 02/09/2009  09:20 AM    <DIR>          ..
  7. 02/09/2009  09:20 AM    <DIR>          File
  8. 02/28/2007  01:14 AM           100,646
  9. 04/21/2008  04:19 PM            47,995
  10. 02/09/2009  09:20 AM    <DIR>          Registry
  11. 06/24/2008  07:13 PM            62,518
I quit using Perl64 since it was lacking common ODBC drivers. ie: Microsoft Access. Also, the 64 bit version did not buy me anything except incompatibility and missing drivers. I have not made any API calls in perl (yet) so I cant really help you. The 32 bit perl version seems to work fine and my code runs under ubuntu without any changes (so far).
Feb 26 '09 #3

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perl 5.10 has a 64 bit PPM repository, earlier versions of perl running on 64 bit OS don't. I would be careful having two installs of perl on a Windows box, things could get very confusing down the road.
Feb 26 '09 #4

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