Windows 7

Upgrading while keeping all your settings/modules intact

I discovered that my current AS perl, 5.12, is no longer ppm'able [without a business license] so I'm upgrading to 5.16. I'm worried about how that 'upgrade' should/will go. right now perl is installed in c:\perl64. Can I just install the new 5.16 in the same directory and will it basically leave my installed modules and other such along [perhaps needing a big update via ppm, but still there]? Or will I run into problems?

"Perl Command Line Interpreter has stopped working" when running PPM.

Can't get the PPM GUI to run. This is on Win 7 64-bit. Tried reinstalling 5.16.2 64-bit, with the same result. PPM command line seems to work. Just the GUI won't run. Tried 5.16.2 x86 and this launches the GUI fine.

The following is in the event log:
Faulting application name: perl.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x50d17d90
Faulting module name: ole32.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7c92c
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000036b3b
Faulting process id: 0x%9
Faulting application start time: 0x%10
Faulting application path: %11

ActiveTcl Demos

Having just installed TCL 8.5.9, and using Teacup to install the Expect Pakage successfully, I can't find the Expect Demo. The documentatio indicates:

"Expect for Windows includes a number of demonstration applications to help you get started. These demos are installed in the demos\Expect directory beneath the Tcl installation directory (by default, C:\Tcl\demos\Expect)."

HOwever, the demos are not present here.

Help me install Active Tcl

I am running Windows 7 and I do not know how to install Active Tcl so I joined this forum hoping for more instructions

Does work OK with 64 bit Windows 7

Just wanted to check as I dont want to migrate to Windows 10

Trying to Install PAR-Packer


I am trying to add some new packages to my Perl Installation. I was successfully able to add the PostScript-Convert package However, when I try to install the PAR-Packer package, I get the error message:
ppm install failed: Can't find any package that provides PAR-Packer.
I am using the command provided by the ActiveState PPM Index so I am not sure what is going on. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

Jim Crust
Elliott Company

ActiveTcl installation fails on Win 7 with a generic error message

I tried two versions currently available. Both fail the same way. Tried rebooting my PC to no avail. Tried running the installer from a command line as an administrator. Even tried redirecting the output to a log file, all to no avail.

Problem installing ActiveState Python 3.5.4 on Windows 7 64bit

When I install ActiveState Python 3.5.4 on my Windows 7 (64bit) machine no shortcuts are created in Start Menu. I know that these shortcuts used to be created in earlier versions, and lack of them may point to some problem with the installation. Still, I have tried several times to uninstall and reinstall again and each time nothing was added to the Start Menu.

Does anyone know if this is an expected behaviour?



Error 12007 ActiveTCL installation.

i am trying to install active TCL in windows 7 and i get error 12007. then i acept and get the following description.

Warning 4156. Failed to correctly acquire vc_redist.x64.exe file: CRC error. Continue installation of ActiveTcl 8.6.6 Build 8606 (64 Bits)?

thanks in advance.

PAR Packer gives error

When running pp -o example.exe, I get the following:

Perl lib version (5.24.2) doesn't match executable 'perl.exe' version (5.24.0) at C:/Perl64/lib/ line 62.

What can I do to get the executable and lib to match? I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling.