Windows 7

IO-SOCKET-SSL.ppd unavailable

OS Win7 64-bit

As hard as I try, I am unable to add this package to my ActivePerl setup. I have all the correct repositories set in PPM, and even though the package is listed as existing in those, it never appears in the PPM list. The one io-socket-ssl.ppd file I found told me that 'The PPD does not provide code to install for this platform'. Any help would be sincerely appreciated! KW

MS visual c++ runtime error

We have a program using Python25.dll used to work fine with, but keep getting this 'visual c++ runtime error' randomly after upgrading to

Any ideas?


Starpack application hangs in Windows 7

I'm trying to create a simple starpack of a TCL/Expect script and it is hanging when it gets to the following command:

spawn $TELNET_CMD $rtr_ip

Problem with ssleay32.dll


a customer has upgraded his openssl installation. Before he worked with version of libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll, afterwards he upgraded his version of the DLLs to and the control I've made with PerlCtrl 7.1 doesn't work anymore, throwing the following error.

"LWP will support https URLs if the Crypt: SSLeay module is installed"

I think it's using the wrong version of the DLL...

Any practical solution ? I've browsed the forums but I haven't found the right solution to the problem...

Thanks in advance.


perlapp (pdk 9) + Win32::GUI::HyperLink = carp error

perl 5.12 / pdk 9

installed package Win32::GUI::HyperLink 0.14 with ppm.

after using perlapp -> make executable :

String found where operator expected at C:/Perl/site/lib/Win32/GUI/ line 431, near "Carp::carp "Failed opening ""
(Do you need to predeclare Carp::carp?)
syntax error at C:/Perl/site/lib/Win32/GUI/ line 431, near "Carp::carp "Failed opening ""

line 431 looks like:
Carp::carp "Failed opening ".$self->Url()." ShellExecute($exitval) $^E";

found out, that parentheses will clear the error:

perlapp (pdk 9) + log4perl 1.29 = missing pm

perl 5.12 / pdk 9

installed package log4perl 1.29 with ppm.

made a simple script with log4perl calls inside.

after using perlapp -> make executable :

can't locate

i went to project home of log4perl (

compared both versions 1.29 from log4perl-home and from ppm activestate : the module '' is missing in lib\Log\Log4perl\Config

is the package from activestate (ppm) broken ?

ODBC with MS Access under Windows7

My application reads data from a ODBC source (MS SQL Server) and updates data in a ODBC destination (MS Access). The application is running on that computer where the Access DB resides. Everything went fine with Windows XP.
Now we switched to Windows 7. I successfully created 32bit ODBCs with syswow64\odbcad32.exe.

I installed Perl 5.12.1 for X64. I still can read data from the DB hosted by the SQL server but when I try to open the Access based DBs, I get a message that there is an architecture mismatch.

perl won't execute in browser

I can run Perl from the command line and perl scripts.
But I can't get them to run from a PHP exec call, I don't get errors all I get is a blank page???

The code is:


exec("perl -v");


My system is the following:
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Apache 2.2.15 x86
Php 5.3.2 x86
Active Perl x86

What am I missing, the various perl scripts have run fine on my XP system in the past as well as on webhosts running Unix/Linux.

At my wits end????

Can't find perl510.dll - possible bug in PDK 9.0 ?

I loaded Perl 5.12.1 today along with PDK 9.0. Before installing I completely removed Perl 5.10 as noted in the release notes. I loaded the three modules I needed using PPM and all of my source code ran great in the Komodo debug mode. I then compiled a native executable on my 64-bit Windows 7 laptop. It ran great!

OLE Automation of Adobe Acrobat 9

I have a problem with the following code snippet, neither $app, or, $doc get initialized. I have tried the same code on both Window 7 (x64), Windows 2003 (32 bit) and Windows XP3 (32 bit) (Virtual Machine running under Windows 7 x64).

I have Adobe Acrobat 9 PRO (trial) installed. I have verified the classes are available by viewing the registry on all 3 OS's.

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.App is present.