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Release Notes for 5.24.2.2403

Due to a problem on the main docs site, the 2402 version of the Release Notes is still the latest available.

You can see the latest version in the documentation inside the ActivePerl 2403 version. For those who can't install it, here is the list of changes between 2402 and 2403:
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ActivePerl 5.24 Change Log

For the latest information on ActivePerl, please see:

http://www.ActiveState.com/ActivePerl/

Build 2403, August 2017

Build 2403 is based on Perl 5.24.2 plus additional selected changes.

Known Issues in recent releases

This posting will track known issues with the current set of Community Edition releases.

- perdoc errors On Windows
Versions affected
5.24.1.2402 and 5.22.3.2204 (Versions using perldoc v3.27)
Components affected: perldoc
Symptoms: perdoc errors with "invalid argument: -R"
Workaround: perldoc -T (document) | more
Bug Status: Core Perl bug
Fix Availability: Fix expected in the next ActiveState releases for 5.24 and 5.22.

- MicroSoft Compilers are incompatible -
Versions affected:
All 5.18, 5.20, 5.22, 5.24

./perl/bin/perl: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by ./perl/bin/perl)

Can't install the latest Perl on Oracle Unbreakable Linux

cd ActivePerl-5.20.1.2000-x86_64-linux-glibc-2.15-298557
[xxx ActivePerl-5.20.1.2000-x86_64-linux-glibc-2.15-298557]$ ./perl/bin/perl
./perl/bin/perl: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by ./perl/bin/perl)

At the moment have installed libc 2.12 and yum update tells me that it is the latest version available.

Can't find libc 2.14 in the repos. Could somebody tell where to get it?

Upgrading while keeping all your settings/modules intact

I discovered that my current AS perl, 5.12, is no longer ppm'able [without a business license] so I'm upgrading to 5.16. I'm worried about how that 'upgrade' should/will go. right now perl is installed in c:\perl64. Can I just install the new 5.16 in the same directory and will it basically leave my installed modules and other such along [perhaps needing a big update via ppm, but still there]? Or will I run into problems?

"Perl Command Line Interpreter has stopped working" when running PPM.

Can't get the PPM GUI to run. This is on Win 7 64-bit. Tried reinstalling 5.16.2 64-bit, with the same result. PPM command line seems to work. Just the GUI won't run. Tried 5.16.2 x86 and this launches the GUI fine.

The following is in the event log:
Faulting application name: perl.exe, version: 5.16.2.1602, time stamp: 0x50d17d90
Faulting module name: ole32.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7c92c
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000036b3b
Faulting process id: 0x%9
Faulting application start time: 0x%10
Faulting application path: %11

Having a problem? Check here first:

Frequently encountered problems may have an FAQ available.

http://community.activestate.com/faq-list?tid=50

5.24.3 Build 2404 installer stalls at end

I can't get the current build to complete installation on WS 2012 R2. It seems to stall at the very end with 'Status: Extracting files from archive.' I've given it 15 or 20 minutes to complete from this point with no success.

First time it just hung and cancelling had no effect. I had to kill the process.

Second try it stalled and I was able to cancel. It rolled back successfully.

Third try, same result.

Any ideas why this might be happening?

ActivePerl Community Edition - License - Query

Hello,

If we need to install ActivePerl on Windows 10 to run a Perl script to parse the data and export it to a CSV file (The data is obtained from another tool NMAP and is related to the production servers; the perl script is NOT run on the servers), can we use community edition or does it require business edition?

Regards,
Bezek

Installing ActivePerl for OSX

Hi there,

I have installed the ActivePerl v5.24 on my OSX 10.13.3 High sierra.

Also added to .batch_profile in my home directory:

PATH=/usr/local/ActivePerl-5.24/bin:$PATH
PATH=/usr/local/ActivePerl-5.24/site/bin:$PATH
export PATH

When I do command: perl --version -> I get v5.18.2 that I think is Macs build in perl.

When I do command: ppm --version -> I get "-bash: ppm: command not found"

Am I missing some vital information how to get this to work ?
Would love to get some assistance on the this case.

Thanks
Ken

How to extract or install headless?

The documentation mentions a zip bundle that can be used by non-Adminstrators for
installation on Windows. I could not find such a zip bundle.

Furthermore I fail to install or extract ActivePerl headless. According to the documentation
there should be options /extract:Folder and /exenoui. But /exenoui does not hide the progress
bar for me! And /extract:Folder does not extract to "Folder" but to a cryptic named
directory "BDFHFH"!

Can you please help?