Windows 7

Perl is not working with MS SQL Server CE Database (.SDF)

Before anything, I need to tell my Software Environment as follows.

Installed Software :-
SQL Server Compact 3.5 Books Online ENU
SQL Server Compact SP2 ENU
SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 x64 ENU
MS Office Enterprise 2007
MS .NET Framework 4.5.2
ActivePerl Ver (x64)
OS : Windows 7 Pro x64

ActivePerl 5.24.0 Build 2400 Setup installer freezes when the Install button is pressed

Hi - this doesn't seem right - I've selected Typical Install, clicked on the 'Install' button and the dialog freezes - surely I should get some kind of progress bar?

system command doesn't execute with option --gui

I wrote a script with Tk gui that starts another program with the "system" function.
This works well when i build it with perlapp and i don't use the gui option.

When i want to hide the console and build it with gui option, the whole app is stopping and hangs up.

I use Win7, Perl 5.16 x86 and PDK 9.5.1.

How can i start an app out of my Tk Script?

Running tclsh86 under cygwin doesn't show prompt

I have ActiveTcl 8.6 installed on my Windows7 PC. I also have latest cygwin installed.

I open the cygwin terminal, and execute tclsh86 with:

$ /cygdrive/c/Tcl/bin/tclsh86

No prompt is shown, but it appears the tclsh86 is running as expected: I can execute tcl scripts, and the output from the scripts is displayed.

I need to get the prompt to display (my eventual aim is to run tclsh86 using pexpect from python under cygwin; for this to work the expect() function needs to be able to see the prompt...)

-is redirect

Have received this type of message and causes the creation of an executable to 'abort'.

package 'whatever' -is redirect is not known (Specified, Not recoverable)

Would appreciate an understanding of what this means and how to include the associated code in an executable.

Get a Newer Version of a Package then is in PYPM

Hi, I need Django 1.9 I did:

C:\Windows\system32>pypm  show django
Name: django
Latest version: 1.8
Author: Django Software Foundation 
Summary: A high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and
 clean, pragmatic design.
Home Page:
License: BSD
Available versions: 1.8, 1.8a1, 1.7.7, 1.7.6, 1.7.5, 1.7.4, 1.7.3, 1.7.2, 1.7, 1
Status: Not installed

But I need version 1.9. Is the a way I can get 1.9 via pypm or is it possible to use a tool like pip? Thanks for your help.

MIssing package in new versions (Bot-BasicBot)

As per this ( which is not up to date to 5.24, but it shows Bot-BasicBot (IRC bot framework) is dropped from 5.22 (and not showing up for me in 5.24). I'd use 5.20, but the community version is no longer downloadable. The log from 5.22 build shows, to my amateur eyes, the build was ok, but the test run over time and the job was aborted? Are there any options to download 5.20 again, or otherwise get Bot-BasicBot installed?

PerlApp created executable not running with nonexec permission on /tmp directory


We are using PerlApp to create freestanding executable from perl script.
When the executable built with PerlApp runs, it extracts its dynamic object files in the /tmp/pdk directory. However, it is not working on those systems which have some security permission like nonexec and non writable on /tmp directory.

Our application run on different ports and the problem is same on Window,Linu and AIX platform.

Problem installing Tk in Perl version 5.24

Help needed in installing Tk in Perl version 5.24. Tk is not found in ppm. Tried to install it using CPAN, but I get an error doing that:

dmake.exe: Error code 129, while making 'tkres.o'
dmake.exe: Error code 255, while making 'pTk\libpTk.a'
C:\eng_apps\Perl64\site\bin\dmake.exe -- NOT OK
Failed during this command:
SREZIC/Tk-804.033.tar.gz : make NO

Perl version 5.24.0 - Unable to access repository

I am having problems running PPM on my corporate laptop after installing the 64bit version of perl - Version 5.24.0.

I get the following error when I run "ppm install Tk" from an admin command prompt:

H:\>ppm install Tk
Downloading ActiveState Package Repository packlist...failed 500 Can't connect to
ppm install failed: Can't find any package that provides Tk