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A Working Perl Installation is Required

Regardless of the OS, you must have a working Perl installation to use the cross-platform version of POPFile.

  • Windows users must have Perl 5.8.0 or above, available from ActiveState
  • All other users must have Perl 5.6.0 or above, available from Perl Org (Perl 5.7.3 or above, if you want Japanese/Korean language support)

Certain Perl Modules are Required

POPFile uses certain modules that may not be installed on your system by default. All of these modules are easily located at CPAN and can typically be installed using the following commands;

<code>  ppm
  ppm>install Modulename


  • Other OS Users (Note: You should be logged in as root (superuser) when installing these modules).
<code>  perl -MCPAN -e shell
  cpan>install Modulename


The current list of modules that you may need to install includes the following:

  1. DBD::SQLite
  2. MIME::Base64
  3. Text::Kakasi (if you want Japanese language support)
  4. Encode (if you want Japanese/Korean language support)

for version 0.22 of POPFile:

  1. Date::Parse
  2. HTML::Template
  3. HTML::Tagset
  4. DBI

Checking to See if a Module is Already Installed

To check and determine whether or not a particular module is already installed on your system, issue the following Perl one-liner. If you get a version number back, it's installed. If you get a Perl message Can't locate in @INC back, then it is not installed (or you have a typo).

   perl -MBerkeleyDB -e 'print $BerkeleyDB::VERSION'
   perl -MMIME::Base64 -e 'print $MIME::Base64::VERSION'
   perl -MMIME::QuotedPrint -e 'print $MIME::QuotedPrint::VERSION'

Checking Your Version of Perl

To check the version of Perl that is installed on your system, issue the following one-line command;

   perl -v
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