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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Perl 5.22.1 install seems to not install DBD::Oracle ( missing)

Recently installed ActivePerl-

PPM shows DBD::Oracle installed to perl area as version 1.74, which is latest available, but I get errors when running my former programs that:
>>Can't locate DBD/ in @INC (you may need to install the DBD::Oracle module) (@INC
>>contains: ... C:/Perl/site/lib C:/Perl/lib .) at \\vie ...

There are many other DBD packages under C:\Perl\lib\DBD, but no

The workaround is to use PPM to reinstall DBD::Oracle, which will put a copy in

Can I move the ActivePerl top level directory after installation?

I am running ActivePerl 5.18 on all of my CentOS hosts and use the default installation directory of /opt/ActivePerl-5.18. However, I am wondering what the consequences would be if I renamed or moved the directory to say, /usr/local. Any insight at all would be greatly appreciated.

Problems with 'gdata' and Perl - "unable to locate valid perl interpreter"

Hi there,

I just installed ActivePerl (ActiveState Software ActivePerl 5.20.2001) but it doesn't seem to communicate with my R Studio program since I get this message everytime I try to run the command "library(gdata)" after I have installed the gdata package. Do you know what I am doing wrong?
Thanks a lot!!

Here's what R Studio says:

" > install.packages('gdata')
Installing package into ‘C:/Users/MDEM0023/Documents/R/win-library/3.2’
(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
trying URL ''

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.