Installation Support for ActivePerl

Installation Problems, Installer content, and FAQs for ActivePerl

Known Issues in recent releases

This posting will track known issues with the current set of Community Edition releases.

- MicroSoft Compilers are incompatible -
Versions affected:
All 5.18, All 5.20, 5.22.0
Components affected: Locally compiled modules. Locally linked binaries.
Symptoms: Access Violation errors, or SegFaults when the dll is loaded.
Workaround: Use MinGW.
Bug Status: Assigned
Fix Availability: Compatibility is expected to be restored in a future release.

- Perls built with MinGW may have components with duplicate pointers.
Versions affected:
5.18 and 5.20

./perl/bin/perl: /lib64/ version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by ./perl/bin/perl)

Can't install the latest Perl on Oracle Unbreakable Linux

cd ActivePerl-
[xxx ActivePerl-]$ ./perl/bin/perl
./perl/bin/perl: /lib64/ version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by ./perl/bin/perl)

At the moment have installed libc 2.12 and yum update tells me that it is the latest version available.

Can't find libc 2.14 in the repos. Could somebody tell where to get it?

Upgrading while keeping all your settings/modules intact

I discovered that my current AS perl, 5.12, is no longer ppm'able [without a business license] so I'm upgrading to 5.16. I'm worried about how that 'upgrade' should/will go. right now perl is installed in c:\perl64. Can I just install the new 5.16 in the same directory and will it basically leave my installed modules and other such along [perhaps needing a big update via ppm, but still there]? Or will I run into problems?

"Perl Command Line Interpreter has stopped working" when running PPM.

Can't get the PPM GUI to run. This is on Win 7 64-bit. Tried reinstalling 5.16.2 64-bit, with the same result. PPM command line seems to work. Just the GUI won't run. Tried 5.16.2 x86 and this launches the GUI fine.

The following is in the event log:
Faulting application name: perl.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x50d17d90
Faulting module name: ole32.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7c92c
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000036b3b
Faulting process id: 0x%9
Faulting application start time: 0x%10
Faulting application path: %11

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Support for armv71/Raspbian?

I was wondering if there is a supported version of Active Perl for the armv71/Raspbian architecture and OS? Are there any plans in the future?

Antivirus reported that perl contains trojan.

I just downloaded ActivePerl community edition "ActivePerl-". After running the installer, I was surprised that my Kaspersky internet security 2017 fired a warning, saying that the installer contains a trojan "PDM:Trojan.Win32.Generic". Thus my installation was not completed.
I hope that this issue should be fixed ASAP.


Error installing ActivePerl 5.24

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 says: "Trojan.Win32.Generic" in activeperl- process.

CPAN not working - Need help


After installing ActivePerl 5.22 x64 I´ve tried to use CPAN but all I got were error messages.
Can someone help me?


Loading internal null logger. Install Log::Log4perl for logging messages
Redundant argument in sprintf at C:/Perl64/site/lib/ line 314.

cpan shell -- CPAN exploration and modules installation (v2.10)
Enter 'h' for help.

cpan[1]> upgrade
Subroutine CLONE redefined at C:\Perl64\site\lib/ line 64.
Subroutine CAN_FLOCK redefined at C:\Perl64\site\lib/ line 80.

ActivePerl error in SecureCRT

Has anyone found a fix for the error:

The 'PerlScript' script engine crashed during initialization.

If you are using ActivePerl, ActiveState has acknowledged this is a known problem in versions newer than 5.16. Please contact ActiveState for information regarding a fix for the problem.

This is when trying to call a perl script in VanDyke Software's SecureCRT. I have tried a few different versions of SecureCRT and none of them are working.

Currently the Versions I am trying to use are:
SecureCRT 8.0.3 (x64 build 1183)