Windows 7

PPM crashes after fresh install of Perl 5.16.3

On my Win 7/64-bit system, I did a clean uninstall of AS 5.16.1/64-bit, then a clean install of AS 5.16.3/64-bit.

When I then tried to run PPM, it immediately crashed.

I uninstalled, rebooted and reinstalled, same crash.

I uninstalled, deleted C:\Perl64 directory and then reinstalled, same crash.

I'm going to try 5.16.2 now. Any other suggestions?


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

Can't create Executable for other Targets

I use ActivePerl 5.10.1007 for Win32 x86 and the PDK 9.0.1 to make executables from my perl scripts.

This works finde but now i need a linux script and tried to generate one. When i change the Target to Linux (x86) the message "PerlApp doesnt have a cached copy..." comes and PerlApp tries to download the ActivePerl 5.10.107 for Linux. This happens because i reinstalled my development pc with the new windows 7.

But now there comes the Message "Access to ActivePerl- requires an ActivePerl Business Edition licence to be installed".

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.

PerlApp - Self Executable ??


We would like to but the Perl SDk kit for out company and now we trying the 21 days version.
I created simple perl file and made

executable from it.

Trying to run it on another machine with no perl on it , i got "Error: Can't find perl516.dll. Make sure the ActivePerl bin directory is in you PATH"

What am i doing wrong ?
Is it real self executable or not ?

Please help me to decide it but it or not.



Difference in behaviour with/without compiled python files

Just wondering if anyone had my python problem before or knows exactly the root cause:

I'm using ActivateState python v3.3.4.1 on Windows 7, and behaviour differs whether a python file is already compiled or not.

ActivePerl 5.18 and packages LibXML and Log4Perl, when will these be available?

I have ActivePerl 5.18 installed (Win7 64bit) but the packages LibXML and Log4Perl are not listed as available in the PPM GUI. When can we expect these to be available?

Filehandle to scalar results in file in embedded perl

In my C++-application I have embedded a Perl interpreter and I want to catch output from an external script to a Perl scalar. This results in a physical file called SCALAR(0x20116990) in the directory where my application resides and the scalar remains empty.

autobundle feature


I've got a new pc and want to update my installation.
Also I switched from WinXP to Win 7. Therefore, all the binary packets have to upgrade.
What is the best way to upgrade and to keep hold of all my modules.
In CPAN there is the autobundle feature.