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.

- perdoc errors On Windows
Versions affected
5.24.1.2402 and 5.22.3.2204 (Versions using perldoc v3.27)
Components affected: perldoc
Symptoms: perdoc errors with "invalid argument: -R"
Workaround: perldoc -T (document) | more
Bug Status: Core Perl bug
Fix Availability: Fix expected in the next ActiveState releases for 5.24 and 5.22.

- MicroSoft Compilers are incompatible -
Versions affected:
All 5.18, 5.20, 5.22, 5.24

./perl/bin/perl: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by ./perl/bin/perl)

Can't install the latest Perl on Oracle Unbreakable Linux

cd ActivePerl-5.20.1.2000-x86_64-linux-glibc-2.15-298557
[xxx ActivePerl-5.20.1.2000-x86_64-linux-glibc-2.15-298557]$ ./perl/bin/perl
./perl/bin/perl: /lib64/libc.so.6: 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: 5.16.2.1602, 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

Having a problem? Check here first:

Frequently encountered problems may have an FAQ available.

http://community.activestate.com/faq-list?tid=50

Is GLIBC_2.14 a minimum requirement? - Would GLIBC_2.17 be supported then?

I am having a similar issue to nissam in post 12912 where they are having difficulty installing ActivePerl due to the requirement for GLIBC_2.14.

We are only able to install either GLIBC_2.12 or GLIBC_2.17 (available in the next RH release).

Would ActivePerl 5.2x support this GLIBC_2.17 (i.e. a minimum requirement for GLIBC_2.14 or is GLIBC_2.14 a specific requirement)?

We won't be moving to Ubuntu or other distros as suggested in the previous staff post.

Thanks!

Windows Server 2016 Support

Windows Server 2016's support information is not listed, but do you have any plan to support it?

Unattended installation of ActiveState ActivePearl 5.24.1.2402

I need to be able to deploy ActivePearl to multiple Windows 10 machines (via SCCM),
I can extract it to get an msi using;
"ActivePerl-5.24.1.2402-MSWin32-x64-401627.exe" /extract
But when calling this .msi I get the error:
"This Package can only be run from a bootstrapper."

Any information about unattended installation for ActivePearl?

Thanks in advance.

Perl command line interpreter has stopped working v 5.24.1 Problem Event BEX64

We recently installed perl 5.24.1 on our new windows server 2012. The very first perl script I ran I got a windows pop up that said 'Perl Command Line Interpreter has stopped working.'
The details were:
Problem Event Name: BEX64
Application Name: perl.exe
Application Version: 5.24.1.2402
Application Timestamp: 586df0fc
Fault Module Name: StackHash_c6d7
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: PCH_5D_FROM_ntdll+0x0000000000090C6A
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 0000000000000008
OS Version: 6.3.9600.2.0.0.272.7

re-install activeperl - any suggestions?

Hello friends,
Does anybody have any suggestions, about reinstalling ActivePerl over the installed one? (its my first time)
I didn't wanted to, but it happens that I already had ActivePerl installed at another drive and it is now messing with this one.

Thank You!!!

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.