Windows 7

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.

How do I install DriveInfo???

How can I download/install a version of Win32::DriveInfo for Windows 7?

I dont know much about PPM and how it works; It doesn't seem to have DriveInfo 'out of the box'

Eclipse, Debugger and PadWalker


I just installed EPIC and PadWalker. Now I can use the debugger in Eclipse, but it doesn't display my local variables... It seems like PadWalker isn't installed correctly. I checked my installation in ppm. PadWalker is marked as "installed". Do I have to do anything else?


401 error compiling for solaris-sparc

I'm using the 32-bit PDK compiler in Windows 7 and compiling some code for various operating systems. When I get to solaris-sparc-32 and solaris-sparc-64, I get an error message about RTF-Tokenizer. How do I fix this? I don't get this error if I compile for linux or windows.

perlapp -target solaris-sparc-64

Downloading RTF-Tokenizer-1.10....redirect
Downloading RTF-Tokenizer-1.10...failed 401 Authorization Required
401 Authorization Required at /<C:\Program Files (x86)\ActiveState Perl Dev Kit
8.2.1\bin\lib\pdklib.dll>ActivePerl/PPM/ line 1165.

IE Can't Load PerlScript Engine

I am running Windows 7 - 64bit with McAfee antivirus software. When I try to run the Active Perl OLE browser (in either Internet Explorer or Firefox), I get the error message:

"Internet Explorer could not load the PerlScript engine. This is most likely due to the value of the "Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe" security setting of the "Local intranet" zone. PerlScript inside IE will only run on Windows XP SP2 and later if this setting is set to Enable. Setting it to Prompt doesn't seem to work."

ActiveTcl installer hangs on Windows 7

When I run the ActiveTcl installer on my Windows 7 box, the installer window has no contents, the console window says downloading 1% and then it never changes after that point. I would appreciate any tips/help.



how to unzip/extract the zip file and again zip it using Perl?

how to unzip/extract the zip file and again zip it using Perl?

showing error messages

I have a perlapp exe that runs fine on the development computer. On another computer it does not load and briefly flashes a console window with an error message. There is no way to read the message. How can I pause the message so I can read it? The exe is a TK graphical program. The error occurs before the TK GUI is posted.

Cannot Install ActivePerl 5.10.1 Build 100[457]

When I try to install ActivePerl 5.10.1 Builds 1004, 1005, or 1007, I get the following message box:

Installer Information
The system cannot open the device or file specified.
[Retry] [Cancel]

If I click [Retry], the same message box appears. If I click [Cancel], I get:

Installer Information
Internal Error 2755. 110,

Clicking [OK] displays the setup wizard with a message that says that the "Setup Wizard ended prematurely"

I'm running 32-bit Windows 7 Enterprise.

UltraNoob "ppm install Tk-804.028.ppmx" failed: can't call method "get_files"...

Disclaimer: I am (definitely) not a programmer.

Following a Snort install guide for Windows 7 (on 64bit)

perl -v gives:
v5.10.1 for MSwin32-x64-multi...

i had to twiddle my path variables and added
c:\perl64\bin and c:\perl64\site\bin

when i run "ppm" alone from an administrator cmd, it pulls up a gui window and seems to connect and download/update ok.

however, when i try to run a specific command to install a particular file, i get the following:

>ppm install Tk-804.028.ppmx