|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re: Panic: Can't find bfs sectionby smitz (Chaplain)
|on Sep 10, 2003 at 12:56 UTC||Need Help??|
Grepped from Google, enjoy:
I believe this message comes from an early beta version of PPM3. Before PPM3 was included in ActivePerl it got delivered as a beta. The beta was an executable, built with PerlApp.
It is most likely not compatible with Perl 5.8, but either way it will be a good idea to get rid of it.
Check your PATH to see if you have any directory in front of the Perl\bin directory that may contain a ppm.exe or ppm3.exe, and make sure you get rid of it. If this is installed into your Perl\bin directory itself, then I would assume that you also installed Perl 5.8 on top of Perl 5.6. This is a bad idea, as extension modules are not compatible between these version.
Unfortunately the ActivePerl 5.8 installer doesn't prevent this situation.
I would recommend to completely uninstall ActivePerl in this case,
manually remove the remaining directory tree and then reinstall.
Otherwise you may run into weird problems later, when Perl 5.6 modules
that didn't get reinstalled start failing.