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Perplexing message on command line.

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 23, 2013 at 12:28 UTC ( #1030123=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi Monks.

Does anyone know what might have caused the following output:
C:\>perl -v 0 [main] us 0 open_stackdumpfile: Dumping stack trace to us.stac +kdump C:\>

I'm using Windows XP (sp3) and ActivePerl 5.16.3. I attempted to download the complete MikTex system and I wonder if that might have broken something. I also lost the ability to compile C/C++ source files using MinGW. I checked my path variables and they're fine. I removed Cygwin several months ago but I am still trying to isolate the cause of this frustrating technical problem.



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Re: Perplexing message on command line.
by syphilis (Chancellor) on Apr 23, 2013 at 13:14 UTC
    I'm using Windows XP (sp3) and ActivePerl 5.16.3

    I suspect that it's *not* ActivePerl that's being run when you run perl -v
    Perhaps it's the perl that ships with msys ?

    Try running C:\perl\bin\perl -v
    (Modify accordingly if ActivePerl is located in some palce other than C:/perl.)

Re: Perplexing message on command line.
by hdb (Monsignor) on Apr 23, 2013 at 12:38 UTC

    Sounds like you need a PC doctor and not a Perl Monk?

Re: Perplexing message on command line.
by dasgar (Priest) on Apr 23, 2013 at 16:36 UTC
    I removed Cygwin several months ago...

    It's been several years since I last tried to uninstall/remove Cygwin from a system. At that time, the only way that I could completely and cleanly remove Cygwin was to re-install the OS. Otherwise, I would always seem to find some bits and pieces of Cygwin still on the system. Perhaps they have a better uninstaller now. Anyways, just thought I'd share this in case you might still have some parts of Cygwin hanging around.

Re: Perplexing message on command line.
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 23, 2013 at 12:35 UTC
    Hi again.

    I neglected to include the stack dump in my previous message:

    MSYS-1.0.17 Build:2011-04-24 23:39 Exception: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION at eip=6083CF26 eax=00000000 ebx=00000022 ecx=00003A43 edx=FEFF0100 esi=00000000 edi=0 +0000061 ebp=0022FD70 esp=0022F6E8 program=us cs=001B ds=0023 es=0023 fs=003B gs=0000 ss=0023 Stack trace: Frame Function Args 0022FD70 6083CF26 (003E0000, 000F003F, 00012000, 003E0000) 0022FDB0 6083D3A8 (003E0000, 608F0104, 00011044, 00000000) 0022FF00 60855169 (6089C6C8, 00000000, 7C980620, 7C8021B9) 0022FF50 608042FC (6089C7A0, FFFFFFFE, 000007D8, 6089C6A4) 0022FF90 60804B45 (00000000, 00000000, 00000001, 00000006) 0022FFB0 004040AF (00401040, 037F0009, 0022FFF0, 7C81776F) 0022FFC0 0040103E (00000010, 00000000, 7FFD5000, 805512FA) 0022FFF0 7C81776F (00401000, 00000000, 78746341, 00000020) End of stack trace

    I have approximately 14,000 files under the root (C:/) folder and if I rename a file using the edit command, I notice a "pop-up" message saying "Out of near memory!", but I can click "Ok" and proceed. Since I have administrative privileges, this seems like a potential culprit.

      MSYS-1.0.17 Build:2011-04-24 23:39

      That doesn't spell ActiveState :)

      Manage your %PATH%

        Hi all.

        Thanks for the help. Anonymous Monk, you're right ;)
        I am now able to compile C/C++ programs and run perl code *except* if the code contains the system command, e.g.

        This results in the same message as my original post. I am starting to think the MinGW suite is causing a problem but I don't know enough about MSYS to make an accurate diagnosis. My path looks like the following:

        I am completely at a loss as far as how to proceed. Any suggestions would be most welcome! I solved the initial problem by deleting nearly all perl files in the root directly, e.g., perl5.8.8.exe, etc. since I am running 5.16.3. I can only hypothesize that the MinGW and/or MikTex installer copied several problematic files to the root folder and I simply haven't been able to isolate which one(s) they are.

        I foolishly deleted a file called msys-1.0.dll from my C:\ drive then copied the same file from the 'mingw' install directly, but the problem remains.



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