Installation Support for ActivePerl

Installation Problems, Installer content, and FAQs for ActivePerl

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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Looking for x64 Perl 5.12 binary

Is X64 Perl v5.12 is available from ActiveState for download?
I want to use Net::Server which is not available AFTER 5.12.

Support for Windows 2012 R2 SE

I am using Windows 2012 R2 SE. Does ActivePerl support this OS? It hangs on "Configuring Perl Package Manager Status. Can anyone help? I am not sure if ActivePerl- package supports Windows 2012 R2 SE.

Sandeep p

Windows 32 bit perl install doesn't contain "site/lib" in @INC

I've just installed ActivePerl and when I run perl -V, I see that @INC doesn't include the "site/lib" directory? This is the end of the perl -V output:

Characteristics of this binary (from libperl):

Error / bug -- Unable to install packages

I'm using Active Perl and the Perl Package Manager for a project for a grad student. I am using ActivePerk 5.16.2 Build 1602. I'm on Windows 7

I'm trying to install 2 packages, but the "Mark for Install" button is grey-ed out and I can't click (similarly, if I search for the package name and right click it, I see the option to Install it but it is also grey-ed out). The packages I would like to install are for 2.30 and 1.13

Every time I load PPM, I get this window:

Community License Terms

In the context of a code quality reporting toolkit and the recent change in community licensing term for Active Perl, there are few questions that we are faced with:
1. Does the use of Active Perl during the development of an internal quality reporting toolkit still qualify under community licensing?
2. Can the project teams using the toolkit still use community license to use the Active Perl on their internal build machines in order to use the toolkit?
3. What are the approximate pricing for the Enterprise License (~100 installs) and OEM License.

Automated installation in NON-ADMIN environment


I am using ActivePerl in an automated / continous integration system (jenkins).

During the job i try to install ActivePerl on Windows / Linux machines.

This is ok for linux, cause ActivePerl is provided as package, and installer has several commandline options to install as non-root user

On Windows it is hell!

1) Officialy only msi packages are available. I took me some time to detect, that there are also zip files availabe for download. Couldn't these be added to the download page? Or the folder be linked there to get them?

Installer copies files and then --> non-sensical @INC complaints

Running AIX 5.3 PowerPC.

Trying to install Perl (ActivePerl-

File copying works.

Can't locate ActivePerl/PPM/ in @INC (@INC contains: /tmp/perl---------------------------------------------please-run-the-install-script---------------------------------------------/site/lib /tmp/perl---------------------------------------------please-run-the-install-script---------------------------------------------/lib .).
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted.

Install of ActivePerl to /opt/ActivePerl-5.14 failed: