I can't install PerlDevKit 7 or 8.

Posted by grahams on 2008-06-04 15:45
OS: Windows | Product: Perl Dev Kit | tags: installation PDK

Case #1 - The PerlNET component is disabled in the installer. PDK installs but I don't get PerlNET.

Case #2 - The PerlDevKit gets past creating shortcuts, but not much further, then it fails silently and starts rolling back.

Case #3 - I keep receiving an error message that says "Error writing to file: Perl510RT.dll. Verify that you have access to that directory." (The exact filename can be one of several Perl5*.dll files)


PerlNET in PerlDevKit 7.2+ requires .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0, with SP1 for both being strongly recommended.

In Case #1 there is no .NET installed. PDK detects this and automatically disables PerlNET.
In Case #2 only .NET 1.0 is installed.
In Case #3 only .NET 1.1 is installed.

You have two options. You can either install .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0, then proceed with a full installation of PerlDevKit, or you can disable the PerlNET component of PerlDevKit during the PDK installation process (as is done automatically in Case #1). Either should allow you to complete the install.

markm | Wed, 2008-07-30 11:54

When i try to launch the graphical debugger (perl -d) all i get is the command line version. Any idea whats wrong or what settings i need to change to enable it? I upgraded from pdk 6.0 if that helps. Also the pdkdebug is not available - nor do i see it installed.

Daniel Saltman | Thu, 2008-12-18 14:52

Ditto here, running into the same situation. Any luck getting that fixed?

Daniel Saltman

marnixava | Sun, 2009-04-26 08:26

I'm on a Mac. Installed ActivePerl-5.10 and the Perl Dev Kit (version 8.0.0). Updated my PATH setting. When I do "perl -v" I get the correct version information. When I do "perl -d -e 1" I get the regular command line debugger and not the GUI debugger. How do I get the GUI debugger going?

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Wed, 2009-01-14 09:15