Installation Support for ActivePerl

Installation Problems, Installer content, and FAQs for ActivePerl

Missing DLL during win 7 install

I'd like install activeperl, I keep getting this message:

(see attached)

Would be help id the error said what file is missing

Looking for x64 Perl 5.12 binary

Is X64 Perl v5.12 is available from ActiveState for download?
I want to use Net::Server which is not available AFTER 5.12.

Support for Windows 2012 R2 SE

I am using Windows 2012 R2 SE. Does ActivePerl support this OS? It hangs on "Configuring Perl Package Manager Status. Can anyone help? I am not sure if ActivePerl- package supports Windows 2012 R2 SE.

Sandeep p

Windows 32 bit perl install doesn't contain "site/lib" in @INC

I've just installed ActivePerl and when I run perl -V, I see that @INC doesn't include the "site/lib" directory? This is the end of the perl -V output:

Characteristics of this binary (from libperl):

Error / bug -- Unable to install packages

I'm using Active Perl and the Perl Package Manager for a project for a grad student. I am using ActivePerk 5.16.2 Build 1602. I'm on Windows 7

I'm trying to install 2 packages, but the "Mark for Install" button is grey-ed out and I can't click (similarly, if I search for the package name and right click it, I see the option to Install it but it is also grey-ed out). The packages I would like to install are for 2.30 and 1.13

Every time I load PPM, I get this window:

Community License Terms

In the context of a code quality reporting toolkit and the recent change in community licensing term for Active Perl, there are few questions that we are faced with:
1. Does the use of Active Perl during the development of an internal quality reporting toolkit still qualify under community licensing?
2. Can the project teams using the toolkit still use community license to use the Active Perl on their internal build machines in order to use the toolkit?
3. What are the approximate pricing for the Enterprise License (~100 installs) and OEM License.

Automated installation in NON-ADMIN environment


I am using ActivePerl in an automated / continous integration system (jenkins).

During the job i try to install ActivePerl on Windows / Linux machines.

This is ok for linux, cause ActivePerl is provided as package, and installer has several commandline options to install as non-root user

On Windows it is hell!

1) Officialy only msi packages are available. I took me some time to detect, that there are also zip files availabe for download. Couldn't these be added to the download page? Or the folder be linked there to get them?

Installer copies files and then --> non-sensical @INC complaints

Running AIX 5.3 PowerPC.

Trying to install Perl (ActivePerl-

File copying works.

Can't locate ActivePerl/PPM/ in @INC (@INC contains: /tmp/perl---------------------------------------------please-run-the-install-script---------------------------------------------/site/lib /tmp/perl---------------------------------------------please-run-the-install-script---------------------------------------------/lib .).
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted.

Install of ActivePerl to /opt/ActivePerl-5.14 failed:

perlis.ddl missing?

I just upgraded to Perl 5.16.3 (on Win 2003) due to an "ActivePerl Heartbleed Security Update" email from activestate. After the upgrade my plx scripts stopped working on my web site. I checked IIS and it was set correctly to map plx to c:\perl\bin\perlis.dll.
I checked and perlis.dll did not exist! I ran the installer again and checked PERL ISAPI and I got: "Use of this feature requires a Business Edition license". WTF!? When did this start? Can anyone help me with this?

Unattended installation to custom directory

I'm trying to automate ActivePerl installations on Windows, referencing the following document: installers

What I've noticed is that the TARGETDIR is actually a base directory. If I want to install the win32-x64 ActivePerl to c:\perl, I can't do that. Specifying a TARGETDIR of c:\perl ends up creating c:\perl\perl64.