Windows 7

PyScripter Installation

I am a beginner and interested in Python. I've downloaded the 3.3 version and everything seems to be OK. I would like to try PyScripter as an IDE and would like to know if there is any reason I can't download it, install it, and use it with the ActiveState version of Python.

Can't download Tk ppm for Perl 5.14 64-bit


I have been trying to download the Tk ppmx from the site but it keeps failing with a:

An error occurred during a connection to

SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.

(Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long)

Can any give me some clues on this? Or is there another location to download that ppmx?



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.

Error Message "Can't load 'C:/Perl64/lib/auto/DBD/Oracle/Oracle.dll" While Connecting to Oracle

I am trying to configure an Oracle connection from Perl running on a Windows 7 desktop to an Oracle 11g database running on Linux; however the database connection step is failing.

The following line of perl code fails:

use DBD::Oracle;

The full error message is:

Can't load 'C:/Perl64/lib/auto/DBD/Oracle/Oracle.dll' for module DBD::Oracle: load_file:%1 is not a valid Win32 application at C:/Perl64/lib/ line 191. at C:\go\perl\tracker\ line 17.

The following line of perl code fails with a similar error message:

Can I use PPM with Strawberry Perl?

I have been programming computers since 1967, hence the name PapaGeek. I am well versed in visual studio C++ and C#, but I am a relative Perl newbie.

I am working with Strawberry Perl, Eclipse, and Epic on Windows 7. The PPM package with Strawberry Perl, to be as polite as possible, sucks!

Can I run the Active State PPM process with my Strawberry Perl? If so, what are the steps that I need to follow to properly install it? Again, you are talking to a newbie, so write the answer like a chapter in “Perl for Dummies”.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Papa Geek

Reinstalling 5.16/64-bit

I am among the folks who have seriously broken/missing documentation. My *perl* [and all the packages I've used so far, which isn't all that many of 'em] runs perfectly. But the documentation is decimated [as with everyone else, even the core-components section is missing]. The only "solution" I've seen is a vague-feeling comment that something must have gone wrong with the installation [even though *some* docs are installed, and the actual program is installed], and the fix is to reinstall. such is life...

PPM package for Device:Modem (Win 7 64 bit)

I am desperately looking for Device-Modem PPM package for 64 bit Win version. As per PPM report the build for this module is failed for new perl release as well.

Any idea when can the successful build package available for this module.


Java Support


What is the current practice for calling Java code from ActivePerl in specific, and Perl in general?

I've have found examples using Java (good, but old) and Inline::Java (not really appropriate for calling third-party code).


Statically linking v5.18 and not finding perl518.lib

I have installed v5.18 under the following installation directory C:\Perl

I am trying to statically link files with perl518.lib
I was looking for perl518.lib C:\Perl\lib\CORE under directory and not finding it. Please help.