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Re: Panic: Can't find bfs section

by smitz (Chaplain)
on Sep 10, 2003 at 12:56 UTC ( #290411=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Panic: Can't find bfs section

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.

Smitz

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Re: Re: Panic: Can't find bfs section
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 10, 2003 at 14:16 UTC
    Fine,...Thanks and that did work... I was installing it over an earlier version..... Sorry for waisting your time.
Re: Re: Panic: Can't find bfs section
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 10, 2003 at 14:10 UTC
    I have checked the path and it fine, here it is;  PATH=C:\Perl\bin\;.;C:\perl\bin;C:\WINNT\system32;C:\WINNT;C:\ORANT\BIN;C:\ORAWIN\BIN;C:\PROGRA~1\ULTRAE~1; And I got this version from active state CD purchased and with licence.

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