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Re: Cant get a specific module.

by crazyinsomniac (Prior)
on Jul 06, 2002 at 12:19 UTC ( #179820=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Cant get a specific module.

So what version of PPM do you have?

I have always found the following to work best, especially with the latest version of ppm (version 3)

always ppm>search module then describe module then install module

If there is a version compatible with your perl/platform, then it'll get installed.

In this case, no such module available. Here is a session I just experienced using ppm3

ppm> s Email Searching in Active Repositories 1. Log-Dispatch [1.80] Uniform logging interface to multiple ou +tputs 2. Email-Find [0.02] Find RFC 822 email addresses in plain te +xt 3. CGI-Untaint-email [0.03] validate an email address 4. Email-Valid [0.13] Check validity of Internet email address +es ppm> d 2 ==================== Package 2: Name: Email-Find Version: 0.09 Author: MIYAGAWA Tatsuhiko (miyagawa@bulknews.net) Title: Email-Find Abstract: Find RFC 822 email addresses in plain text Prerequisites: 1. Email-Valid 0.0 2. MailTools 0.0 3. Test-Simple 0.0 Available Platforms: 1. i686-linux-thread-multi ==================== ppm> rep desc 1 Describing Active Repository 1: Name: win Location: http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/cgi-bin/ppmserver?urn:/PPMServe +r Type: PPMServer 2.0 ppm> rep desc 2 Describing Active Repository 2: Name: PPM Location: http://www.ActiveState.com/cgibin/PPM/ppmserver.plex?urn:/PP +MServer Type: PPMServer 2.0 ppm> rep desc 3 Describing Active Repository 3: Name: crazy Location: http://crazyinsomniac.perlmonk.org/perl/ppm Type: Webpage ppm> rep desc 4 Describing Active Repository 4: Name: PPM3 Location: http://ppm-ia.ActiveState.com/PPM/ppmserver.plex?urn:/PPM/Se +rver/SQL Type: PPMServer 3.0 ppm> rep desc 5 Describing Active Repository 5: Name: rto Location: http://rto.dk/packages/ Type: Webpage ppm> rep desc 6 Describing Active Repository 6: Name: xray Location: http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/~ach/ptk/ppm Type: Webpage ppm>
So what did I do next? well I went to http://search.cpan.org and downloaded it, and installed it (I had all the prerequisited and such).

Then, out of the goodness of my heart, I put all this stuff up on my PPM package repository.

So if you do a ppm> rep add crazy http://crazyinsomniac.perlmonk.org/perl/ppm you can use ppm to get and install it.

At my repository you can also find the following useful tidbit

=pod one time, ppm was giving me grief, and would not install a local copy of Wx, so I cracked it open, and I came up with the following (I had extracted the tarball, and in my current directory I had the blib directory, which is practically all that a ppm package contains, so I typed 'perl' and then pasted the following in. I could turn it into a nice commandline program ... maybe I will sometime soon ;). =cut #!/usr/bin/perl -w use Cwd; use strict; use Config; use ExtUtils::Install; use ActivePerl::DocTools; my %current_package; ###################################################################### +#################### #$current_package{'NAME'} = 'Wx'; print "Enter the package name :"; $current_package{'NAME'} = <STDIN>; chomp($current_package{'NAME'}); ###################################################################### +########### my $inst_archlib = $Config{installsitearch}; my $inst_root = $Config{prefix}; my $packlist = MM->catfile("$Config{installsitearch}/auto", split(/-/, $current_package{'NAME'}), ".packlist"); # copied from ExtUtils::Install my $INST_LIB = MM->catdir(MM->curdir,"blib","lib"); my $INST_ARCHLIB = MM->catdir(MM->curdir,"blib","arch"); my $INST_BIN = MM->catdir(MM->curdir,'blib','bin'); my $INST_SCRIPT = MM->catdir(MM->curdir,'blib','script'); my $INST_MAN1DIR = MM->catdir(MM->curdir,'blib','man1'); my $INST_MAN3DIR = MM->catdir(MM->curdir,'blib','man3'); my $INST_HTMLDIR = MM->catdir(MM->curdir,'blib','html'); my $INST_HTMLHELPDIR = MM->catdir(MM->curdir,'blib','htmlhelp'); my $inst_script = $Config{installscript}; my $inst_man1dir = $Config{installman1dir}; my $inst_man3dir = $Config{installman3dir}; my $inst_bin = $Config{installbin}; my $inst_htmldir = $Config{installhtmldir}; my $inst_htmlhelpdir = $Config{installhtmlhelpdir}; my $inst_lib = $Config{installsitelib}; while (1) { my $cwd = getcwd(); $cwd .= "/" if $cwd =~ /[a-z]:$/i; eval { ExtUtils::Install::install({ "read" => $packlist, "write" => $packlist, $INST_LIB => $inst_lib, $INST_ARCHLIB => $inst_archlib, $INST_BIN => $inst_bin, $INST_SCRIPT => $inst_script, $INST_MAN1DIR => $inst_man1dir, $INST_MAN3DIR => $inst_man +3dir, $INST_HTMLDIR => $inst_htmldir, $INST_HTMLHELPDIR => $inst_htmlhelpdir},0,0,0); }; # install might have croaked in another directory chdir($cwd); # Can't remove some DLLs, but we can rename them and try again +. if ($@ && $@ =~ /Cannot forceunlink (\S+)/) { my $oldname = $1; $oldname =~ s/:$//; my $newname = $oldname . "." . time(); unless (rename($oldname, $newname)) { return 0; } } # Some other error elsif($@) { return 0; } else { last; } }

 
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[perldigious]: I used to live at the top of a very steep hill stevieb, I can relate to the video. Literally used to have to build up momentum and try to force my vehicle to make it up the hill to park in my driveway properly... didn't always make it.
[choroba]: Why don't they use tire chains?
[perldigious]: First snow, probably not prepared right away choroba.
[stevieb]: it's Quebec... they do weird stuff there :) In the mountains, it is *mandatory* for trucks to use tire chains. Many passenger vehicles do as well (but it's not mandatory for them)
[perldigious]: That stuff can hit fast... like what we just got where I'm at. Saw a few people who had slid OUT of the roundabout I have to drive through to get to work, not used to the ice yet, take awhile to get the hang of it again and make vehicle adjustments.
[stevieb]: man, when the roads are glare ice, I don't even bother going to work or out... unless I absolutely have to, or was already out in the first place
[choroba]: Tire chains are mandatory here in mountains, and the only unprepared each year are gritters
[stevieb]: I have a 3 day winter survival kit in my vehicle in the event I get snowed in in the mountains (which has happened before due to avalanches closing the roads (and once in the summer due to a massive forest fire that trapped us
[perldigious]: a handful of people in my work area did not make it, but I live pretty close and it's flat the whole way, so I didn't have any trouble. The roundabout is the worst thing I have to negotiate.
[thezip]: G'day all!

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