Windows 7

Missing the embedded Tk.pcx file


We have custom code within Tk 8.4 to add another option "-retpat" for the standard tk procedure tk_getOpenFile. When the codes are checked with TclDevKit checker, the option "-retpat" is reported as an error

(badSwitch) invalid switch: "-retpat"
-retpat 1 \

We don't want to see this reported as errors since they are correct.

Can't reopen 'xxx.exe' for write: Permission denied at

Hi. I am testing out PDK and trying to create an executable
I ran the perlapp from the
C:\Program Files\ActiveState Perl Dev Kit 9.0.1\bin

However I got the error

Can't reopen 'stwv_gui.exe' for write: Permission denied at /Win32/ line 413.

Does anyone know what I can do?

Perltray - popupmenu labels icons


I'm using the example to create a tray application but my problem how can i put icons in the popupmenu labels?

I tried this way but it doesnt work

push @menu,[" $_->{title} - $_->{topic}", "Icon2", "Execute('$_->{url}')"];

push @menu,[" $_->{title} - $_->{topic}", "SetIcon(Icon2)", "Execute('$_->{url}')"];

Can anyone help with that?


Using help in interactive window of PythonWin

I've installed CE, and issued hh -decompile . ActivePython25.chm command in Doc folder of my Python install path. Now help('print') works in interactive shell (cmd.exe based), but still fails in the interactive window of PythonWin. What do I have to set so that it works in there too?

Perl 5.12.2 Mime-Lite package

When using PPM I can not find the MIME-Lite module. Why is it not downloadable via PPM from the ActiveState repository?

i can‘t input Chinese character in perl/tkx entry

The entry coulud display character,but when i input character in it ,the perl command line interpreter will break down,what i should do to solve the problem?

thread::send to main thread fails?

Hi all,

I'am starting with threads, after experimenting I came across a few lines which crash/deadlock/whatever and I don't know why:

## prepare:
> package re Thread
> set tid [thread::create {thread::wait}]

## this command works fine as expected:
> thread::send [thread::id] {puts hello}

## but this command fails - where in principle it should be the same as the one above?
> thread::send $tid [list thread::send [thread::id] {puts hello}]


PPD Does not produce code to install for this platform [Windows 7 64 bit]

I am trying to install a module necessary to setup oinkmaster [dependency of SNORT] but I get this error: Any thoughts on how to get Update Snort installed without ppm?

C:\Users\Me\Downloads>ppm install Tk-804.028.ppmx
ppm install failed: The PPD does not provide code to install for this platform

C:\Users\Me\Downloads>perl -v

This is perl, v5.10.1 built for MSWin32-x64-multi-thread
(with 2 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail)

Copyright 1987-2009, Larry Wall

PerlEZ in version 5.12.2?

Hi all,
Thanks in advance for your help.

It seems strange, but I couldn't find the answer to the question-

Is PerlEZ still supported in ActivePerl 5.12.2 ?

I have the 32 bit version of perl installed on a 64 bit machine, and I can't get PerlEZ to work (although I do see the PerlEZ files in the appropriate directories, I get a "File not found" error). I'm trying to call PerlEZ from Microsoft Access 2010 64bit edition.

Any help would be appreciated.



Expect no longer available in ActiveTcl?

I need to write a small utility using Expect to control a remote telnet session. I would have preferred using Perl as the rest of the project is in that language, but that seems like a dead end on Windows with ActivePerl.

I then turned to ActiveTcl and was encouraged this page:

However, the package cannot be found when I try the recommended command: "teacup install Expect".

Where can I get a working 'expect' solution under Windows?

Thanks in advance,