Perl Version Edit
PAR requires at least perl 5.6.0, preferably 5.6.1
A preliminary compatibility list between PAR binaries and Win32 Perl releases can be found here.
CPAN Modules Edit
Typically PAR requires some CPAN modules. They automatically get installed using the CPANPLUS/CPAN shell if you are lucky. Currently the mandatory modules are (taken from the Makefile.PL):
Note: This list might be too old. It was current with release 0.87.
- Compress::Zlib (1.3)
- Archive::Zip (1.00)
- Module::ScanDeps (0.32)
- PAR::Dist (0.05)
For the optional 'Digital signature support' following modules are required:
- Module::Signature (0.35)
- "PGP" incarnation as
- Crypt::OpenPGP or
You can find the most up-to-date list of prerequisites on the search.cpan.org page for PAR.