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    • IN PROGRESS **

Historically, one of the trickier tasks for XMLTV has been installing Perl and all the necessary modules for Windows. The situation has been made much better with the release of the Windows XMLTV distribution that includes a prepackaged PERLApp executable called XMLTV.EXE.

There are times when folks would like to run native XMLTV or other Perl programs on Windows. This Page documents the process I followed to do it using Strawberry Perl.

Strawberry Perl is a perl environment for MS Windows containing all you need to run and develop perl applications. It is designed to be as close as possible to perl environment on UNIX systems.

Strawberry Perl is a Windows Perl distribution that includes a compiler (gcc) and other tools that allow you to install packages from CPAN just like you would on a Unix/Linux system.

WARNING: I don't recommend using any directories with spaces or other special characters in them!

1. Download/Install Strawberry Perl

2. Drill down the XMLTV Sourceforge Distribution site and grab the latest non-Win32 XMLTV distribution (for example: xmltv-0.5.65.tar.bz2.

3. Extract tar.bz2 file to a local directory. I use 7-Zip. Note, you may have do it twice (first unzip to .tar, then to folder.

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