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Re: No PPM in fedora

by VSarkiss (Monsignor)
on Jun 06, 2006 at 20:55 UTC ( #553918=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to No PPM in fedora

One of the main reasons ppm exists is that most Windows machines don't have a C compiler, but FC5, like most Linux machines, has the GCC suite. The CPAN shell is as easy as ppm, so you can just pretend you're still using it.

Instead of

ppm install dbd-mysql
it's as easy as typing:
perl -MCPAN -e "install DBD::Mysql"
The first time you use it, will ask you a bunch of configuration questions, although almost all of the default will work just fine.

Good luck.

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Re^2: No PPM in fedora
by CaMelRyder (Pilgrim) on Jun 07, 2006 at 02:09 UTC
    Hey that's really cool I didn't know you could interface with CPAN like that.
    ¥peace from CaMelRyder¥

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