Installation Support for ActivePerl

Installation Problems, Installer content, and FAQs for ActivePerl

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

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?

Getting Cancel installation dialog box prompt.

While installing latest version, after choose setup options step getting cancel installation prompt dialog box.
Please help me to troubleshoot installation.

Problems installation ActivePerl 5.24.2.2403-MSWin32-x64-403863

When I execute installation file (ActivePerl-5.24.2.2403-MSWin32-x64-403863.exe) after copy files I can see this message (on picture).

The destination folder (C:\Perl64\) is empty.

What is this? Where problems?

Installation process Active Perl 5.22, 5.26 is not succesfull too.

Please, help me.

Windows 10 fall creators update breaks perl for the SYSTEM user

Installing the "Fall Creators Update" on Windows 10 breaks perl for the NT Authority\SYSTEM user. Upgrading from ActivePerl-5.24.1 to ActivePerl-5.24.2 made perl work again for the SYSTEM user. Perl was still working for a regular user even after the "Fall Creators Update". A batch file launched periodically from a windows service running as NT Authority\SYSTEM contains a script.pl line that didn't run anymore after the "Fall Creators Update".

What would be a quicker/smarter way to fix perl for the SYSTEM user rather than running an ActivePerl installer?