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Daniel Atallah datallah at
Mon Sep 19 08:21:22 EDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 16:19, Mark <mark.wallace at> wrote:

> I've installed both Pidgin 2.10.0 and ActiveState Perl (the installer is
> ActivePerl-**MSWin32-x86-294981.msi) - nothing shows up
> regarding perl on the "about" screen in pidgin; is this still current
> documentation? How do I know if perl is enabled?

Help->Build Information will let you know if Perl support is enabled.

You need to instal ActivePerl 5.10, not 5.12.

> My end goal is to try and install the "shroten url" perl plugin, which has
> to be the most poorly documented process in the history of coding. The
> instructions say something like, simply drop into (an undefined) directory.
> Some parts of perl must be installed.
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Mark
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