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ActivePerl 5.24.0 Build 2400 Setup installer freezes when the Install button is pressed

Hi - this doesn't seem right - I've selected Typical Install, clicked on the 'Install' button and the dialog freezes - surely I should get some kind of progress bar?

Need to reinstall ActivePerl on Windows 2008 Server VM

I have installed ActivePerl on Windows 2008 with MSI from exe on the wrong Directory C drive rather then D drive. Best way to resolve issue can I repair, modify or do I need to remove it? Then I would also need to delete directories created during installation of ActivePerl ? Thanks Doug

How to Get Perl to Automatically Look in Specific Directories for Scripts?

I have ActiveState Perl installed on a Windows machine.

Now, suppose I have scripts, including one called "", in this directory:


How do I configure Perl to automatically look in that directory for scripts when it is passed a script path?

For example, from the command line, I can run...:

perl C:\Example\Foo\Bar\

...just fine.

But the following...:


Perl installation error

Hi, I tried to install ActivePerl on Linux ( 64 bit ). I got the following error.

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

Please let me know the solution.


License question for research use

Would use of ActivePerl for life science research (running the Trans-Proteomic Pipeline software) on a US government campus fall under the community license or would a business/enterprise license be required?



Trojan.Dropper.Heur.gen / W32.eHeur.Dropper in ActivePerl- ?

The file downloaded from has SHA256 of 9e6ab2bb1335372cab06ef311cbaa18fe97c96f9dd3d5c8413bc864446489b92. says "W32.eHeur.Dropper" detected by Bkav!/results/file/c869301df9424b02aa49ce15d7bce692/regular/analysis says "Trojan.Dropper.Heur.gen" is detected by Baidu.

Is it correct or false positive?

ActivePerl 5.22.2 does not register dlls on Win7

On Win7 I installed AP 5.24 then found I had to use 5.22. So I uninstalled 5.24 (unused) and installed ActivePerl- When I ran my perl script from the command line I received an error that perl524.dll was missing. I don't know what is still looking for perl524. This is when I searched the registry and found no dlls were registered. I did find some 'perl' entries that did point to the AP folder.

I also found that I have perl5 in Git and Anaconda on this PC.

Is AP not compatible with these?

Error installing ActivePerl 5.24 on CentOS6

I was wondering if there is a way to install the new ActivePerl 5.24 on a CentOS6 server. I'm getting an error:

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

Does this mean that unless I am running CentOS7, I can no longer use new versions of ActivePerl as they become available? I have dozens of mission critical customer servers running CentOS6 so its not possible for me to simply switch operating systems.



I'm trying to get Perl running on my new computer, but the PPM no longer provide CalendarMonthSimple. Does anyone know where there is a repository I can add in PPM to get it?

which download do I need: activeperl 5.24.0 for windows (x86)|activeperl 5.24.0 for windows (64-bit, x64)

at I get two choices:
download activeperl 5.24.0 for windows (x86)
download activeperl 5.24.0 for windows (64-bit, x64)

I want to continue with the same 32-64-bitness as the current AS-version I'm running.

NOTE: I'll be running PDK 9.5. Does that impact which 32-64-bitness???

Here is version info from my currently running perl version:

* perl -V:ivsize says

* perl -V:archname says

* perl -v says