Windows 7

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.

backticks and system() no longer work

I'm using perl v5.12.4 on a Win7 system

Backticks have stopped working. EG:

$cmd=`dir`; now returns a null string.

$cmd=`file.htm`; used to start the default browser on the named file. It no longer does anything.

System("dir"); similarly no longer works.

The commands work fine if entered on the command line or a batch file without perl.

Can anyone suggest a possible reason for this?

Is there some particular file responsible for handling backticks and system() which I might try to replace?

How to make portable the Wrap/InputPrefix line of tpj files

I would like to have portable tpj files. Portable means between different computers with different installation paths for the TDK. The tclapp -gui always inserts absolut path names for the prefix. Google shows me something like
Wrap/InputPrefix {@installdir@/bin/base-expect-@arch@@exeext@}
However, this does not work for me. From the log I would say that tclapp does not resolve the placeholders. Is there any way to use placeholders in tpj files?

Tcl(tcom) - How to create a hyperlink to a word document


I'm new to this forum.
I'm using tcl(tcom) to create a Word.Application, and write some text in the word document.
Does anybody know how to use tcom to write a hyperlink to the word document?
Please help me.


Win7 won't pass command line arguments to @ARGV

I installed AS perl on my new Win7 machine, but it won't pass command line arguments to @ARGV.

I suspect it's a registry problem in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, but my changes haven't fixed it.

Does anyone know the line to change, and what to put there?

[PerlApp] Thread error while running compiled Slic3r

I'm trying to compile Slic3r on Windows.

This is a Perl based tool and it works for me from sources (using perl command. But I need *.exe to run on another computer (without Perl installed) that's why I need to compile it.

I have attached error screen shot. I have this error while trying to Add file for processing (you can download it here

Please give me a hint what should I do to fix this error.

libgcc_s_sjlj-1.dll missing


I run DWIM Perl 5.14.2 on Windows 7 / 32 bits.
I build an executable with PerlApp 9.2.1.

The executable runs fine on some computers (where perl appears to be installed, sometimes older versions).

On some other computers I get the error "libgcc_s_sjlj-1.dll missing" followed by "Can't locate perl6514.dll...". On these same computers executables built with PerlApp 9.1.1 and perl 5.12 work fine.

Thank you for your help.


Win32-GUI on Windows 7 (64 bit)

Some of my scripts use Win32-GUI, which doesn't seem to be available on my platform (Windows 7, 64 bit). So I have the following questions:

a) Where would I get a working copy version of Win32-GUI for Windows 7 (64 bit)?
b) Are there alternatives available for Win32-GUI (I mostly use window management functions)?

Any help appreciated.

p.s. I'd prefer NOT to set up another compilation environment on my machine.

Unable to install datatime module with pypm

I'm trying to install the datetime module using pypm. When I attempt to do so I get the following error:

error: Can't install datetime-4.0: requires Business Edition subscription

I'm using the Community Edition v2.7.5. Is the Community Edition so crippled there is no datetime module or am I doing something wrong?


how to suppress exp_spawn translating first " to \ ?

I am using tcl8.5 on windows 7. I need to use spawn with openssh. The username has double-quotes (e.g. abc"). I can use openssh to login the remote device with this account when I am using it in a command window:

D:\Program Files\OpenSSH\bin>ssh -labc"\""
abc"@'s password:

(the correct user name is displayed by openssh)

However, when I use spawn ssh with the same syntax in a script, the " is translated to \
When I enter the correct password, access is denied.

exp_spawn "$sshClient" "" -labc\"\\\"\"