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Padre Windows Installation Instructions

MS Windows

Padre on Strawberry Perl

Now this is the featured installer on the download page.

It is an executable installer that will also configure the PATH environment and configure Strawberry to be usable from any installation path. (You probably need to avoid spaces and non-ascii characters in the path)

If you have other Perls installed you will also have to make sure the PATH always contains entries to the one you actually want to use. If you don't want to change your PATH ambient variable you can create a new Shortcut on your Desktop and specify "C:\Strawberry\perl\bin\perl.exe C:\strawberry\perl\site\bin\padre" as shortcut destination. Double-clicking on this, you will launch Padre using Strawberry interpreter.

Release notes are in the SVN repository.

Binary Installation

The most convenient way to get Padre is via the Padre Standalone package. See the download page for details.

Installation from CPAN

Depending on which version of Perl you use, there are different instructions:

On Windows, the installation of IPC::Run (0.82) hangs sometimes - install it using

  cpan> force install notest IPC::Run

Still Not Working?

Following the instructions on this page did not lead to a successful installation? Contact us.

We will do our best to help you. By letting us know that something does not work you will help us, too. When we know about it, we can improve this documentation and Padre itself.

Troubleshooting Padre on Strawberry Perl

A couple of ideas what to check if Padre does not launch:

  • Is this the only perl on the system?
  • Was it installed in a path that does not contain spaces (or non-ascii characters?)
  • What version of Windows do you run.
  • Is there any space or non-ascii character in the username?
  • Open a command window (Start/Run/cmd) and type padre there
  • in the command window type perl c:\strawberry\perl\site\bin\padre
  • perl c:\strawberry\perl\site\bin\padre --version
  • Is there some firewall or access control that might prevent the server to launch and padre does not survive it?
  • The configuration files should be in "C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Perl\Padre" maybe deleting them will allow Padre to launch