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Id: 51706
Status: resolved
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Queue: PAR-Packer

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: ville [...]

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Subject: Error when executing a .exe on Windows with PERL5LIB set
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:13:14 +0200
To: bug-PAR-Packer [...]
From: Ville Lundberg <ville [...]>
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Hi, I have run into a problem with PAR and pp when trying to have a true stand-alone executable on Windows (XP). PAR version 0.994 PAR-Packer version 0.991 although this problem happens with several versions up to those versions. Perl version is Activestate: This is perl, v5.10.0 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread (with 5 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail) The Perl version is not of relevance in this bug, as the target machine can have any version installed, but the exe should be run stand-alone with the version it was created with. Situation: I create stand-alone executables with pp -o exe.exe Both pp and the exe works fine on my dev machine. The exe is then run on a target machine, which has a Oracle DB installation - Oracle seems to some with a Perl installation for itself (and certainly another version than I create the exe with). The target machine has also the PERL5LIB set, as it is done by Oracle: it points to the Oracle Perl installation. The executable fails with: Can't load 'C:\oracle\product\10.2.0\db_1\perl\5.8.3\lib\MSWin32-x86-multi-thread/auto/IO/IO.dll' for module IO: load_file:The specified module could not be found at C:/Perl/lib/ line 202. at C:/Perl/site/lib/PAR/ line 83 Compilation failed in require at C:/Perl/lib/IO/ line 263. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at C:/Perl/lib/IO/ line 263. Compilation failed in require at C:/Perl/lib/IO/ line 101. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at C:/Perl/lib/IO/ line 101. Compilation failed in require at C:/Perl/lib/IO/ line 133. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at C:/Perl/lib/IO/ line 133. Compilation failed in require at -e line 376. I can work around this by using a batch file which unsets PERL5LIB. I have searched for this kind of error, and found some discussion on the newsgroups about it. No conclusion about the issue seems to exist. It looks like the culprit is that the PERL5LIB points really to an existing Perl installation. Therefore this could not be reproduced by just playing around with PERL5LIB pointing to empty or non-existing folders. This can be reproduced to 100% when the PERL5LIB is set to point to the Oracle Perl (I guess it could point to any Perl which is not of the same version as the one which created the exe, but this is not tested). If I set PERL5LIB to any other folder on my dev machine, it does not interfere with the exe. If it points to the Oracle Perl, the exe fails. Kind regards, --Ville
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Basically the same problem as #48614 (though this was erroneously filed under PAR). Fix has been committed and will be in the next release of PAR::Packer. BTW, your're not the first one that has stumbled over Oracle's stupid idea to set PERL5LIB in the global environment.
Subject: [ #51706] Error when executing a .exe on Windows with PERL5LIB set
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 04:55:35 +0000
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From: <faez.shingeri [...]>
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Hi, Could you please tell him how you redirected the the Perl to other directory. The Oracle Perl file is always interuupting my perl script execution. Thanks in advance, Faez Please do not print this email unless it is absolutely necessary. The information contained in this electronic message and any attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s) and may contain proprietary, confidential or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately and destroy all copies of this message and any attachments. WARNING: Computer viruses can be transmitted via email. The recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. The company accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email.
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Please to not reply to an already resolved bug, open a new instead. Or, if you have just a question, post it to the PAR mailing list at Cheers, Roderich

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