Windows x64

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The PerlEx interpreter was written assuming a Perl 5.8.
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Any combination other than the above should be considered "Experimental".

PerlEx is provided in the ActivePerl installers without support.
- Using PerlEx on Windows versions which are undocumented will require extensive manual intervention, if it is possible at all.
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PDK - PerlApp issue after going to 5.16.3 (runtime issue)

PerlApp 9.2.1 build 296433
Perl 5.16.3


Could not find a suitable Class::Load implementation: Can't locate Class/Load/ in @INC (@INC contains: C:\Data\Tools\Perl\Lib C:\Temp\pdk-scummings-2592\) at /Module/ line 317.
Can't locate Class/Load/ in @INC (@INC contains: C:\Data\Tools\Perl\Lib C:\Temp\pdk-scummings-2592\) at /Module/ line 317.

pl2bat on windows x64 is broken

Has already been unwrapped into directory C:\cpanfly-5.20-64\var\tmp\cpan_build\Net-Shadowsocks-0.9.2-v_mLws
Has already been prepared
Running make for L/LZ/LZH/Net-Shadowsocks-
Prepending C:\cpanfly-5.20-64\var\tmp\cpan_build\Digest-MD5-2.55-8ZYeV7/blib/arch C:\cpanfly-5.20-64\var\tmp\cpan_build\Digest-MD5-2.55-8ZYeV7/blib/lib to PERL5LIB for 'make'

pl2bat on windows x64 is broken

Please fix the pl2bat on windows x64 because it causes build fails.

the following is one example:

or you can search for "pl2bat.bat :WinNT was unexpected at this time. dmake: Error code 255" and find out a dozen others.

PPM seems to hang when first synchronizing and takes > 2GB of memory

Just installed latest version of Perl community x64 edition on Windows 7.
The PPM takes forever synchronizing, with no feedback at all. Memory increases constantly, and is now nearing 3GB! with one CPU core at a full 100%. I just killed the process.

Update: in this version PPM works:

Issues setting up GCC and GDB with Activestate


I am having issues configuring GCC/GDB with Activestate perl (v5.22.3 built for MSWin32-x64-multi-thread). Installing the toolchain works well (ppm install mingw) and I can build the module (perl, XS, C) in question, but it crashes at runtime. The same module compiles and runs under strawberry perl and doesn't crash. I am trying to track down the cause of the crash, but I can't get GDB to produce any decent output:

(gdb) bt
#0  0x000000006865b3a8 in ?? ()
#1  0x0000000000725db9 in ?? ()
#2  0x0000000000725d08 in ?? ()
#3  0xffffffffffffffff in ?? ()

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.

PERL.exe failures

We recently bought a product that uses PERL to execute a GUI. All that I know is vendor product executes PERL.exe and fails with below errors. This is on Win 2012 64-bit.

We first had 5.22.1 32-bit running on windows 2012 64-bit server. Later uninstalled active PERL 5.22.1 32-bit version and reinstalled Active PERL 5.22.1 64-bit and increased the desktop heap size to 4096 in the regedit (see below).

%SystemRoot%\system32\csrss.exe ObjectDirectory=\Windows SharedSection=1024,20480,4096

TkInter not working in fresh install of Python 2.7 on Windows 10

After installing ActivePython- on a fresh copy of Windows 10, TkInter python fails to initialise with

File "C:\Python27\lib\lib-tk\", line 1814, in __init__ = _tkinter.create(screenName, baseName, className, interactive, wantobjects, useTk, sync, use)
_tkinter.TclError: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following directories:
C:/Python27/lib/tcl8.5 C:/lib/tcl8.5 C:/lib/tcl8.5 C:/library C:/library C:/tcl8.5.18/library C:/tcl8.5.18/library


Just installed the latest ActiveState Perl 5.22.1 for Windows (x86), and my application needs SNMP::Info, and this package build has failed per:

I need to know how to install this module.