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error with perl512.dll when using perl 5.14

I originally had 5.12 installed, and upgraded to 5.14. I removed 5.12, but when I run perl after installing 5.14, I get an error that states perl512.dll is missing, then the script runs anyways (perl514.dll exists).

The installer does not do much to clean up after itself, so I am wondering what relic is being left behind that would cause me to get errors about 5.12 when 5.14 is installed?

ActivePerl Community License unclarity

I'm a bit unclear about some clauses in the ActivePerl Community License Agreement.

The questions revolve about the scope of "outside use". The license reads:

4. Restrictions.

   1. a. Except as expressly provided herein You may not: (i) permit others outside Your organization to use the Software;

Help Find Access to ActiveState Perl 32-bit

My PC is an XP (32-bit). Need to find a version of ActiveState Perl for my PC.

perl510.dll not found

I recently installed ActivePerl 5.14.2 Build 1402 (after uninstalling ActivePerl 5.12) on my Windows XP computer. When I try to use the DateTime module, I get a pop-up window message that perl510.dll is not found. The exact wording of this message is:

"This application has failed to start because perl510.dll was not found. Re-installing this application may fix this problem"

Is anybody else having a similar problem? Any idea how to fix this? Do I need to re-install everything as the message suggests?

Deploying ActivePerl via Group Policy in a Active Directory Network

I am looking to use PerlScript as a WSH engine in an active directory network that I am responsible for, but am running into some problems deploying the MSI to other computers in the network using group policy. I was wondering how other folk are using ActivePerl as a WSH engine on their networks and if there are any tricks to get this working in a large network.

ActivePerl on MAC OS 10.7

I recently downloaded and installed activeperl on my mac because I failed to install required module into native perl distribution (there is no make utility). But now I cannot realize how to make Activeperl to run as default perl.

which perl always returns /usr/bin/perl though I added /usr/local/ActivePerl-5.12/bin to /private/etc/paths file
and when I run a perl script it reports that modules (for example Text::CSV_XS) not found

Any help is highly appreciated

Redistribute perl58.dll


I'm a freelance developer from Spain (sorry for my bad english ;)

I'm developing a software for a client, based on a personal C++ application I developed some time ago. This soft uses the perl58.dll from ActivePerl 5.8.9 Build 829. This is the only element from the ActivePerl software that I use.

Anybody could tell me what kind of license I need to redistribute the perl58.dll with my soft?

Thank you very, very much!


Checksums for downloads

Hello all

Does anyone know the URL where I can match checksums (MD5/SHA2..etc) for files that are downloadable from


Problem upgrading from 5.12 to 5.14

Let me report a bug in this version. After successfull installation the perl interpreter crashes on running user script (not responding).
Observed on OS Windows 7 64bit.
Reverted back on 5.12 which works fine.

Current ActivePerl version?

What is the most recent perl version?
On the download page as current 5.12.4 is picked, while the 5.14.1 has higher version number. It's interesting that binaries in this packege have older timestamp (06/16/2011) against lower version (06/20/2011). Quite confused about that :???: