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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ActivePerl License Clarification


Our Engineering team want to use a perl script on our pre-production environment (Windows Server) that searches and replaces some values. This perl script is not included in the final product or distributed with any software or accessed by any 3rd party. Are we able to use the community edition, or does this require the purchase of a Business Edition license?


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?

Need to reinstall ActivePerl on Windows 2008 Server VM

I have installed ActivePerl on Windows 2008 with MSI from exe on the wrong Directory C drive rather then D drive. Best way to resolve issue can I repair, modify or do I need to remove it? Then I would also need to delete directories created during installation of ActivePerl ? Thanks Doug

How to Get Perl to Automatically Look in Specific Directories for Scripts?

I have ActiveState Perl installed on a Windows machine.

Now, suppose I have scripts, including one called "", in this directory:


How do I configure Perl to automatically look in that directory for scripts when it is passed a script path?

For example, from the command line, I can run...:

perl C:\Example\Foo\Bar\

...just fine.

But the following...:


Perl installation error

Hi, I tried to install ActivePerl on Linux ( 64 bit ). I got the following error.

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

Please let me know the solution.