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Installation Problems, Installer content, and FAQs for ActivePerl

Installing ActivePerl (64) under "Program Files" disallows updation

I installed ActivePerl under "C:\Program Files\" and when I run PPM it just doesn't update the repository, says there's a permission problem?

I installed it as the System user and have done everything to give Perl64 under "Program Files" read+write permissions, no use.

On the other hand, installing Perl64 directly under "C:\" doesn't have any of the above mentioned problems, just that it's better to maintain a proper hierarchy, hence installation under "C:\Program Files\".

Can someone help?

5.16 1602 install problem - documentation missing

I just installed Perl from the new 1602 install executable, having removed all traces of my 5.14 install. The majority of the documentation appears to be missing. None of the perl516delta files are present, none of the core documentation is showing, and no more than 60 modules are showing in the modules section?

I am loath to install 1601 first as it looks like someone reported a problem with installing 1602 over that.

Incompatible version trying to install 5.16.2 over 5.16.1?

I am trying to upgrade an ActivePerl installation and I keep getting the error message

"The selected directory contains an incompatible version of ActivePerl. Please choose a different installation location!"

I find this difficult to believe because I am trying to install 5.16.2 Build 1602 over 5.16.1. Build 1601 ... seriously, one minor revision cannot be upgraded?

I tried turning on verbose msi logging by invoking the install thusly:

msiexec /i ActivePerl-5.16.2.1602-MSWin32-x86-296513.msi /l*v ActivePerlInstallLog.txt

Installation Prob: Missing Files? False Directories?

Hey everyone, ill try to keep things simple.
Im running on Ubuntu Linux x64 (i think, but it doesnt matter because i tires 64 and the x86)

I download ActivePerl, extract it to desktop with winrar, then i open my terminal, go to directory and type:
sh install.sh
just like the READ-ME says.
When i do this i get this message:

Defauq?

In case the image doesnt go through, i pretty much get spammed with:
- file 'perl/lib/Pod/(somefilename)' missing

No Output When Running Perl Scripts

I have used Active State Perl for a few years on other machines (XP, Vista), but am unable to get Perl to install correctly on my new Windows 7 64 bit machine. When I run a Perl script that outputs to the screen, I see no output. The output screen is blank (no errors appear).

Embarrassingly even a simple "Hello" program won't run.

I'd appreciate any help.

thanks,
Wyatt

Unable to run perl on windows 7 64-bit machine (DBD::Oracle error)

Hi,

I tried to run a perl program on windows 7 64-bit machine which is compiled and generated with PDK 8.2.1 32-bit build. It is throwing error as below

"install_driver(Oracle) failed: Can't load 'C:/Perl/lib/auto/DBD/Oracle/Oracle.dl
l' for module DBD::Oracle: load_file:%1 is not a valid Win32 application at C:/P
erl/lib/DynaLoader.pm line 201.
at (eval 6) line 3
Compilation failed in require at (eval 6) line 3.
Perhaps a required shared library or dll isn't installed where expected
at twconnectsql.perl line 2229"

Missing documentation

Hi.

I have installed Activeperl 5.16.1 on two PCs. Both run Windows 7 but one is 32bit and the other 64bit. I have installed the correct version of Activeperl on each.

However, the 64bit version is mission a lot of documentation, including the core documentation. The 32bit version seems fine.

This is a nuisence, as I do not always have an internet connection.

Make work around is to copy the 32bit documentation, but it would be nice if the install provided all the documentation.

Stephen.

Installing ActivePerl v5.1x x64 bit on Windows Vista x64 and Config_w64.pm Issue

When I try to install ActivePerl (v5.14 or 5.16) x64-bit using the msi installer
on a Windows Vista x64 I have the following problem:

Perl complains that cannot find the Config_w64.pm file in the lib directory.
Indeed this configuration file is not created. However the Config.pm still is created. I am not so expert to create Config_w64.pm myself.

Could somebody please tell how to resolve this issue?

Thanks,
Georgios

PPM and PerlCritic GUIs crash after upgrading to ActivePerl-5.16 on Mac OS X 10.8.1

Command line works fine for both. ActivePerl-5.14 worked fine. Re-installed lastest ActiveTCL 8.5.12.1.

Perl Critic fails as follows (PPM crash output will follow below):

Process: perl-dynamic [2981]
Path: /usr/local/ActivePerl-5.16/bin/PerlCritic.app/Contents/MacOS/PerlCritic
Identifier: com.activestate.perlcritic
Version: 10.00 (10.00)
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [490]
User ID: 501

Date/Time: 2012-09-12 15:12:39.605 -0400
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.8.1 (12B19)
Report Version: 10