Oct 21, 2001, 9:09 PM
Post #6 of 7
Wow, I know Windows is sucky, but I can't believe that's the reason for your fork() error...
(At least I hope so since I'm going to run Win2K in the near future... but I'll be able to boot Linux as well, so I don't really care too much ;-)
However, perhaps the perlfork manpage has additional information that you may find useful. It's about Perl's fork()-emulation on systems that don't support fork() natively (like Windows).
As far as I could find out, the ActivePerl supports fork() emulation since 5.6.0, with significant improvements in 5.6.1 (see perldelta). So you should make sure that you're running 5.6.1. Right now I've successfully run my test script on WinNT 4, ActivePerl 5.6.0 / Build 618. So I strongly hope this will work on your NT machine, too.