Windows 7

Warnings is detail list on compile

Complains about modules (pm) not found.

What is the trick in elimination, found and ppm'd some but have 8 that I cannot find.

Could not find a suitable Class::Load implementation

I have a perl programs which works flawlessly on my computer, with Activestate perl 5.16.3 installed (32 bit, MS Windows 7, kernel 32 bit) and all the required modules.

I try to prepare a standalone executable with perlapp: the executable is created without any apparent issue. I run it in a separate console, and I get this error message.
Can't locate Path/Class/ in @INC (@INC contains: ...
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted

That is easy: I explicitly include the module (in perlapp gui, menu Files, Added modules, ...)

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.

Win32::GUI menus are 2 pixels wide!

Hi all,

Has anyone seen this problem? I have created a context or pop-up menu but when I display it it is very narrow (OK, maybe more than two pixels but not wide enough to see any menu text).

I am writing a perl program that has no window, it appears only in the Windows 7 status bar to the bottom right of the screen. When you hover over its icon a tooltip is displayed with various bits of text. This all works fine and dandy except I need to be able to display a menu for "Exit" and "About" options.

The menu is created thus:

$menu_popup = Win32::GUI::Menu->new(

Problems trying to cross compile binaries


I am using a licensed ActiveState Perl Dev Kit 9.4(x86) and ActivePerl- and I try to cross compile binaries for different platforms. Currently, I face two problems.

Problem 1:
While trying to create the executable for windows 32-bit, I got some errors in the output regarding libraries that my program does not depend on (I can run my program correctly using perl). You can find the errors attached in the build_error.png. The executable generated is corrupted and fails to execute printing the following:


$ENV{"ProgramFiles"} error

Has anyone else experienced this?

O/S = Windows 7 64b

Executing print $ENV{"ProgramFiles"} should produce "C:\Program Files (x86)" but instead it produces "C:\Program Files"

Am I missing something?