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
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.

- Compiler suite change has broken some Perl speciality variants -
Versions affected:,,,

./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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Install directory still defaults to C:\Perl64 instead of the set C:\prg\Perl64

I used installation package on Windows 7 64bit and changed the install directory from the default C:\Perl64 to C:\prg\Perl64. The installer, however, still installs to the c:\Perl64 directory.

Install fails with 3 files corrupt

openSuse 13.1 installed with latest updates.

Downloaded the latest Community perl version

Extracted to home dir

Attempted to install. (./

The following error comes up.


# ./
Checking package...
- file 'perl/man/man1/c2ph.1' corrupt.
- file 'perl/man/man1/perlbug.1' corrupt.
- file 'perl/man/man1/s2p.1' corrupt.

    This installer package does not have the expected content.  Please
    try to download a fresh copy of ActivePerl from ActiveState's website 64-bit crashing @ IActiveScriptParse::InitNew in PerlSE.dll

ActivePerl when used as an Active Scripting host from DirectoryOpus (via a Rename function) is crashing in IActiveScriptParse::InitNew in PerlSE.dll.

ActivePerl 5.16.03 64-bit works fine.

If anyone from ActivePerl is listening, and are interesting is reproducing this, I'll supply more info.

install perl64 on windows 2008 R2 and cannot connect to oracle 10g database

hi all,

after I install the perl v5.18.4 64bit, I find I cann't connect to oracle database.

the error message is just like the pic I attach.

when I type PPM in the cmd window. it also accoured error.

Unsuccessful stat on filename containing newline at C:/Perl64/lib/XML/Parser/Exp line 19.
Unsuccessful stat on filename containing newline at C:/Perl64/lib/XML/Parser/Exp line 19.
Can't unlink 'C:/perl64/lib
-dirty': No such file or directory at C:/Perl64/lib/ActivePerl/PPM/InstallArea.p
m line 444.

anyone can give me some advice?