They totally replaced File::Path with another implementation that has different bugs and the same version number
in reply to why I will not use ActiveState again
in thread Getting Fed Up with ActiveState
You're quite right - which surprised me. A diff of ActivePerl build 819 and perl 5.8.8 built from CPAN source produced (in part) the following:
I think they should have at least made mention of the modification in the File::Path documentation.
-our $VERSION = "1.08"; # but modified for ActivePerl
+our $VERSION = "1.08";