ActivePerl 5.8.8.819 install problem

Posted by WielM on 2006-10-02 13:57

While trying to install the MSI version I get the following error message:

Product: ActivePerl 5.8.8 Build 819 -- Internal Error 2755. 3, I:\Windows\ActivePerl-5.8.8.819-MSWin32-x86-267479.msi
Data:
0000: 7b 38 43 38 43 32 35 30 {8C8C250
0008: 30 2d 33 37 35 36 2d 34 0-3756-4
0010: 43 46 46 2d 38 43 41 44 CFF-8CAD
0018: 2d 45 38 34 30 41 33 36 -E840A36
0020: 41 41 42 38 34 7d AAB84}

and the installer stops. As I was installing through a remote connection to the server, I tried to install it through Add/Remove Software, but that didn't work out either.

The recommended upgrade of the Windows installer for Windows 2000 Server, as indicated on the Activestate site, doesn't make any sense as the version of MSI installed (3.1) is newer then the one provided (2.0).

What else can I try?

kevinw
ActiveState Staff
Fri, 2006-10-13 12:58

I searched around for the translation for error 2755.3 and it seems to be caused by installing the package via Terminal Server. A couple of things to try:

- install the package via a console login
- install the package from a non-networked drive (network mounts can cause installation problems)

This error seems to be common to many MSI installers -- even Microsoft's own products seem to be affected.

Cheers,

kjw

WielM | Sun, 2006-10-15 12:40

Thanks, kwj. That indeed did work out.
I thought that this problem could be overcome by using Add/Install New Programs, but obviously that does not do the trick. Installing from console did. Good to know.

Thanks again...

Wiel