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Dynamic Link Library p2x588.dll

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Hello all,
I have written a perl script and would like to convert it to an executable file. i am using perl2exe. the version of perl is 5.8.8 on Windows XP. it converts fine from to script.exe. however, when i run script.exe, i get the following message:

'The procedure entry point Perl_newSVpvn_flags could not be located in the dynamic link library p2x588.dll.'

i've been trying to find literature on this but to no avail. could someone help me please.

Thank you!
Mar 30 '09 #1
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P: 57
Well, i just figured out a solution. For those who are interested...i installed an earlier build of Perl. I got the error message when iused Perl 5.8.8 ActivePerl Build 824 (287188). Now it works with Perl 5.8.8 ActivePerl Build 822 (280952).
Mar 30 '09 #2

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Thanks for letting us know.

At my last job we had perl2exe installed, but we had everything running in a Linux environment, so its a bit different from the Windows world. When we updated to a newer version of the distro we used and did this on a new machine, we had to get perl2exe installed. Well, it was not that easy and we ended up installing pp, part of the PAR module on cpan.

I got to be a bit intimate with pp for a while and had to produce a makefile to do all of the work, but it worked very well once you got in installed. I guess my point is, there is another option that is free (unlike perl2exe) if needed.


Apr 3 '09 #3

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