I updated from 5.6 to 5.8 and found that I couldn't get open IDE to go into debugger.
The error message starts with:
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted.
Compilation failed in require at C:/Perl/lib/Win32.pm line 8.
Download the patch at:
https://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=251666. The patch is a new dbtemplate.txt that you swap out in your open Perl IDE.
There is still one more modification required. You need to add "use Win32;" to the dbtemplate.txt file around line 45 (after the pod header).
Close and re-open open Perl IDE and it should now work. Mine does.
Note: I found this on the web and thought I would share it with the users. I had nothing to do with creating the dbtemplate.txt or open Perl IDE.
there is no patch at the given link .. can you please prvide the correct link path