Windows 7

RESOLVED SITE ISSUE (was "403 Forbidden Error When Installing Crypt-SSLeay")

When I try to install the module Crypt-SSLeay, I get the message "install failed: 403 Forbidden". I've tried installing from ppm gui and from the ppm prompt and get the same results in both places. Any suggestions?

I am using Perl version 5.14.2 and PPM version 4.14 on a Windows 7 64 bit laptop.

Thank you

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.

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.


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?

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?

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.