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Problems with PPM under ActivePerl 22.214.171.1240
Greetings Fellow Monk:
As one of the steps taken I see that you did install/uninstall the ActivePerl.
Question for you: Did you install 126.96.36.1990 new or did you already have a previous version of ActiveState Perl, say 188.8.131.529, already inplace?
In the past, with the same OS, I have had a similiar problem(s) with the PPM whereby it either does precisely what you have mentioned (PPM essentially freezes), or PPM reports the previous version.
The apparent problem: It appears that Active Perl and the PPM are not completely un-installed when you go through the 'normal un-install procedure. 'Things', (files, dirs, etc.) are left behind.
Once you have completed the normal un-install procedure, go and search for directories such as:
C:\Program Files\ActiveState\PPM\ (I have seen this in older versions)
This course of action solved the problem that you mentioned for me when I encountered it.
I have reported these problems to ActiveState a few versions ago.
Best of Luck..... I hope this helps.