Installation Support for ActivePerl

Installation Problems, Installer content, and FAQs for ActivePerl

Can I move the ActivePerl top level directory after installation?

I am running ActivePerl 5.18 on all of my CentOS hosts and use the default installation directory of /opt/ActivePerl-5.18. However, I am wondering what the consequences would be if I renamed or moved the directory to say, /usr/local. Any insight at all would be greatly appreciated.

Problems with 'gdata' and Perl - "unable to locate valid perl interpreter"

Hi there,

I just installed ActivePerl (ActiveState Software ActivePerl 5.20.2001) but it doesn't seem to communicate with my R Studio program since I get this message everytime I try to run the command "library(gdata)" after I have installed the gdata package. Do you know what I am doing wrong?
Thanks a lot!!

Here's what R Studio says:

" > install.packages('gdata')
Installing package into ‘C:/Users/MDEM0023/Documents/R/win-library/3.2’
(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
trying URL ''

Install directory still defaults to C:\Perl64 instead of the set C:\prg\Perl64

I used installation package on Windows 7 64bit and changed the install directory from the default C:\Perl64 to C:\prg\Perl64. The installer, however, still installs to the c:\Perl64 directory.

Install fails with 3 files corrupt

openSuse 13.1 installed with latest updates.

Downloaded the latest Community perl version

Extracted to home dir

Attempted to install. (./

The following error comes up.


# ./
Checking package...
- file 'perl/man/man1/c2ph.1' corrupt.
- file 'perl/man/man1/perlbug.1' corrupt.
- file 'perl/man/man1/s2p.1' corrupt.

    This installer package does not have the expected content.  Please
    try to download a fresh copy of ActivePerl from ActiveState's website 64-bit crashing @ IActiveScriptParse::InitNew in PerlSE.dll

ActivePerl when used as an Active Scripting host from DirectoryOpus (via a Rename function) is crashing in IActiveScriptParse::InitNew in PerlSE.dll.

ActivePerl 5.16.03 64-bit works fine.

If anyone from ActivePerl is listening, and are interesting is reproducing this, I'll supply more info.

install perl64 on windows 2008 R2 and cannot connect to oracle 10g database

hi all,

after I install the perl v5.18.4 64bit, I find I cann't connect to oracle database.

the error message is just like the pic I attach.

when I type PPM in the cmd window. it also accoured error.

Unsuccessful stat on filename containing newline at C:/Perl64/lib/XML/Parser/Exp line 19.
Unsuccessful stat on filename containing newline at C:/Perl64/lib/XML/Parser/Exp line 19.
Can't unlink 'C:/perl64/lib
-dirty': No such file or directory at C:/Perl64/lib/ActivePerl/PPM/InstallArea.p
m line 444.

anyone can give me some advice?

Perl516.dll missing

I have just downloaded a later version of Perl and then tried to run one of my scripts and the error message 'The program cant start because Perl516.dll is missing' comes up. Never seen this before after downloading Perl, can any one help please.

Arguments not getting to Perl in 2012R2

Just installed 5.20.1 on Windows Server 2012R2. The product works fine but we're seeing the following weirdness the normal associations are not passing parameters. In fact they were being ignored altogether until we an association in UI as well!


use 5.12.0;

say join ":", @ARGV;

Let's test it:

F:\temp> my arguments
F:\temp>perl my arguments
F:\temp>assoc .pl
F:\temp>ftype Perl
Perl="C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe" "%1" %*

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