I'm trying to use biber with biblatex under windows xp. However, when I run it with any argument including
biber --help it breaks with the same error message:
Biber/Utils.pm did not return a true value at Biber/Internals.pm line 9. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at Biber/Internals.pm line 9. Compilation failed in require at (eval 31) line 2. ...propagated at C:/strawberry/perl/lib/base.pm line 94. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at Biber.pm line 6. Compilation failed in require at script/biber-MSWIN line 18. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at script/biber-MSWIN line 18.
The md5 checksum for biber.exe is: 5eaf7f368d940024869231a34f6f9e7f
I do not have Perl installed, but understand that this isn't needed.