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/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

License question for research use

Would use of ActivePerl for life science research (running the Trans-Proteomic Pipeline software) on a US government campus fall under the community license or would a business/enterprise license be required?

Thanks,

-Tom

Trojan.Dropper.Heur.gen / W32.eHeur.Dropper in ActivePerl-5.24.0.2400-MSWin32-x64-300558.exe ?

The file downloaded from https://downloads.activestate.com/ActivePerl/releases/5.24.0.2400/Active... has SHA256 of 9e6ab2bb1335372cab06ef311cbaa18fe97c96f9dd3d5c8413bc864446489b92.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/9e6ab2bb1335372cab06ef311cbaa18fe97c9... says "W32.eHeur.Dropper" detected by Bkav

https://www.metadefender.com/#!/results/file/c869301df9424b02aa49ce15d7bce692/regular/analysis says "Trojan.Dropper.Heur.gen" is detected by Baidu.

Is it correct or false positive?

ActivePerl 5.22.2 does not register dlls on Win7

On Win7 I installed AP 5.24 then found I had to use 5.22. So I uninstalled 5.24 (unused) and installed ActivePerl-5.22.2.2202-MSWin32-x86-64int-300560.exe. When I ran my perl script from the command line I received an error that perl524.dll was missing. I don't know what is still looking for perl524. This is when I searched the registry and found no dlls were registered. I did find some 'perl' entries that did point to the AP folder.

I also found that I have perl5 in Git and Anaconda on this PC.

Is AP not compatible with these?

Error installing ActivePerl 5.24 on CentOS6

All;
I was wondering if there is a way to install the new ActivePerl 5.24 on a CentOS6 server. I'm getting an error:

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

Does this mean that unless I am running CentOS7, I can no longer use new versions of ActivePerl as they become available? I have dozens of mission critical customer servers running CentOS6 so its not possible for me to simply switch operating systems.

Thanks;
Frank

CalendarMonthSimple

I'm trying to get Perl running on my new computer, but the PPM no longer provide CalendarMonthSimple. Does anyone know where there is a repository I can add in PPM to get it?