[tex-live] Can the ActivePerl be used to substitute the perl engine in tl2008 under windows?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Aug 3 14:15:17 CEST 2008

On So, 03 Aug 2008, hongyi.zhao wrote:
> The  ActivePerl is a free perl engine under windows:
> http://downloads.activestate.com/ActivePerl/Windows/5.10/

There is no source available, and we cannot ship it on a DVD to be sold
by whoever.

So no.

> Can I use it to substitute the perl engine in tl2008 under windows to perform some jobs such as: updmap?

In principle yes, but why do you want to? The shipped perl is quite
small and will not interfer in any way with the rest of the system. No
environmental variables, not path changes, nothing.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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