Please always (in the least) post a `perl -v' dump.
Also, a `perl -V' can't hurt (esp if you're having trouble with XS).
in reply to PPM errors, wrong pool
Now, I got ActivePerl 5.8 build 804 on Win2k
I use PPM very often and have never encountered that particular problem. Chances are its most likely a problem with your build, rather than ppm specifically.
This is perl, v5.8.0 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
(with 1 registered patch, see perl -V for more detail)
Copyright 1987-2002, Larry Wall
Binary build 804 provided by ActiveState Corp. http://www.ActiveState.com
Built 23:15:13 Dec 1 2002
Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the
GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source kit.
Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found on
this system using `man perl' or `perldoc perl'. If you have access to the
Internet, point your browser at http://www.perl.com/, the Perl Home Page.
Also, the PPM shell has always sucked, and in such cases, you should always try to use PPM, for example
Now, can you replicate the error you are seeing at will? How can I replicate it?
perl -MPPM -e"PPM::InstallPackage( package => 'http://crazyinsomniac.p
my $pack = 'http://crazyinsomniac.perlmonk.org/perl/ppm/5.8/Devel-Size
PPM::InstallPackage( package => $pack );
MJD says you
can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!
I run a Win32 PPM
repository for perl 5.6x+5.8x. I take requests.
** The Third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.