Installation Support for ActivePerl

Installation Problems, Installer content, and FAQs for ActivePerl

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.

Installing ActivePerl on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012

I am working on migration of a legacy application that uses ActivePerl on Windows 2000 server.
Can ActivePerl run on 32-bit or 64 bit Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012?

Sant T

ActivePerl for Windows 8.1 that uses MSVCR110


I would like to develop a desktop app for windows 8.1 using ActivePerl. The most recent version of ActivePerl 5.18.2 depends on MSVCRT.DLL - as far as I understand MSVCRT.DLL cannot be used in a Windows 8.1 store app, MSVCR110.DLL and related DLLs should be used instead. Since Microsoft is forcing the move to Window 8.1 will ActivePerl for Windows 8.1 be compiled against MSVCR110.DLL and related runtime libraries?

Tomek Wardega

how do uninstall a ActivePerl license from the wrong machine?

this question has been resolved via a support ticket.

ActivePerl 5.18.x persisting bug + packages upgrade script request

I tried yesterday update to newest AP and have not succeed to get it working.
Firstly uninstalled completely previous perl. Then new install to the same directory, and perl is crashing on most of my existing scripts that were working with perl 5.16. I think the bug which was already present in AP 5.18.1 is still present (wrong linkage to perl516.dll). Anyway I didnot manage any of 5.18 perls fully functional and I did update this software many times. So I assume there's something wrong with all 5.18 builds.

Upgrading from 5.8.822 to 5.16.x

Hello all,

I work for a company which is currently using AP 5.8.822 on their 2003 box and have quite a few Perl scripts. I see in the AS 5.16 documentation, it says build 16xx is incompatible with previous version's binaries, though I'm not sure what that entails.

If we were to upgrade to 5.16.x as I have on my PC, would it break all of the existing Perl scripts written and used in the 5.8.822 environment? I would like to upgrade so I can use the remove_tree function and output to a scalar variable for logging purposes, as opposed to just the spray and pray of rmtree.

Can't locate in @INC

Hi all,

I have been using active state perl for over 8 years.
The person that setup the dev servers have since left.

We purchased the latest version of PDK.
I installed a new server with PDK 9.2.1 and Perl 5.16.3

The PERLLIB ENV is set to c:\Perl64\site\lib and c:\Perl64\lib

When I compile the perl script to exe everything works fine.
When I execute the script I get the following error:

Can't locate in @INC (@INC contains: C:\dev\perl\) at /Net/ line 536

It is almost like the compiler don't add the libraries to the exe.

When will 5.18.2 be released?

I asked this question on various ActiveState forums and in an email to ActiveState support with no reply. I'll try here. Can anybody say when 5.18.2 will be released?

Active Perl support on Solaris 10 X86

Please share the link details where I can download the community edition of Active Perl for Solaris 19 (X86).