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Re: Re: DB_File for windows?

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 26, 2003 at 02:57 UTC ( #278036=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: DB_File for windows?
in thread DB_File for windows?

Actually it didn't come with my version of Active Perl and there must be an easier way than to install that module and goof around for endless hours.

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Re: Re: Re: DB_File for windows?
by runrig (Abbot) on Jul 26, 2003 at 03:02 UTC
    Actually it didn't come with my version of Active Perl and there must be an easier way than to install that module and goof around for endless hours.
    What PodMaster is saying is to use ppm to install DB_File. ppm is not a module, it is a command to install modules which are packaged in a specific format in a repository. By default it uses the ActiveState repository, see PodMaster's sig for others. If you didn't get ppm when you installed ActivePerl, something is wrong.
      Is there another module which would have a windows version of this one? Like another package which would come with DB_File.

      "Age is nothing more than an inaccurate number bestowed upon us at birth as just another means for others to judge and classify us"

      sulfericacid
        That's like asking if there is another package that comes with Storable -- there is no point.
Re: Re: Re: DB_File for windows?
by bart (Canon) on Jul 26, 2003 at 11:44 UTC
    Actually it (= ppm) didn't come with my version of Active Perl
    Can't be.

    PPM is ActivePerl's Windows only counterpart for CPAN, which uses repositories on wbsites, with precompiled modules. The standard repository is at http://ppm.activestate.com/PPMpackages/ and subdirectories. The above URL only points toward repositories with ZIP files, but there are other subdirectories as well, for example the old 5.6.x repository, and the the extended 5.6.x repository

      Actually I found this link to be more direct. The link in the above node took me to an indexed list. This link should take you to the page where you can download the package. And DB_File is listed there.(It wasn't alphabatized the way I expected, as the list makers put DB_F after DBF)

      I've never seen an ActiveState install of perl where the ppm was missing. If you go to a command prompt and type in PPM, what kind of error message do you get?

Re: Re: Re: DB_File for windows?
by vek (Prior) on Jul 26, 2003 at 17:10 UTC

    ppm will always be present if you installed ActivePerl. Installing DB_File is as easy as this:

    C:\>ppm install DB_File Installing package 'DB_File'... Bytes transferred 406934 Installing C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\DB_File\DB_File.bs Installing C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\DB_File\DB_File.dll Installing C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\DB_File\DB_File.exp Installing C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\DB_File\DB_File.lib Installing C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\DB_File\DB_File.pdb Installing C:\Perl\html\site\lib\DB_File.html Installing C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\DB_File\autosplit.ix Writing C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\DB_File\.packlist C:\>
    -- vek --

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