Installation Support for ActivePerl

Installation Problems, Installer content, and FAQs for ActivePerl

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

Need ancient ActivePerl 5.8 installer

Greetings All,

I teach biochemistry at a small liberal arts college in Kentucky, Berea College. We recently had a computer crash that wiped out my programs on a very old computer running Windows XP. To complete some proteomics experiments with my students, I really need to install a legacy version of ActivePerl, build 811 of ActivePerl 5.8. Is there any chance that someone out there still has this on an old computer that they can share? The new software is too expensive for us to upgrade, sadly.

Thanks in advance!

Matt Saderholm

Support for armv71/Raspbian?

All;
I was wondering if there is a supported version of Active Perl for the armv71/Raspbian architecture and OS? Are there any plans in the future?
Thanks;
FSD

Antivirus reported that perl contains trojan.

Hi,
I just downloaded ActivePerl community edition "ActivePerl-5.24.0.2400-MSWin32-x64-300558.exe". After running the installer, I was surprised that my Kaspersky internet security 2017 fired a warning, saying that the installer contains a trojan "PDM:Trojan.Win32.Generic". Thus my installation was not completed.
I hope that this issue should be fixed ASAP.

Mahdi.

Error installing ActivePerl 5.24

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 says: "Trojan.Win32.Generic" in activeperl-5.24.0.2400-mswin32-x... process.

CPAN not working - Need help

Hi,

After installing ActivePerl 5.22 x64 I´ve tried to use CPAN but all I got were error messages.
Can someone help me?

TIA
Marcus

C:\>cpan
Loading internal null logger. Install Log::Log4perl for logging messages
Redundant argument in sprintf at C:/Perl64/site/lib/CPAN.pm line 314.

cpan shell -- CPAN exploration and modules installation (v2.10)
Enter 'h' for help.

cpan[1]> upgrade
Subroutine CLONE redefined at C:\Perl64\site\lib/Storable.pm line 64.
Subroutine CAN_FLOCK redefined at C:\Perl64\site\lib/Storable.pm line 80.