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Re^2: PPM - It's a GUI!!

by monarch (Priest)
on Oct 13, 2006 at 13:38 UTC ( #578130=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: PPM - It's a GUI!!
in thread PPM - It's a GUI!!

I nearly lost it with frustration and anger after discovering ppm had been significantly changed. It is a basic principle of a mature product not to completely change the functionality and interface.

When I finally discovered one could run it as a shell (by running a different command name now, ppm-shell) my co-worker and I had to sit there for minutes watching every single CPAN module get loaded into some sort of cache. In frustration hit ctrl-C and just copied the binaries from one machine to another.

I don't care how much better then "new" ppm is, it makes ActiveState Perl a product that cannot be relied on in a hurry - who knows how else the fundamental utilities might suddenly change anytime in the future!

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Re^3: PPM - It's a GUI!!
by buckaduck (Chaplain) on Oct 31, 2006 at 21:03 UTC
    Apparently the hideously slow sync when you start PPM is caused by an invalid repository which is set as a default in the ActivePerl distribution, and is not a problem PPM itself. Delete (or disable) your repository and add this one instead: http://ppm4.activestate.com/MSWin32-x86/5.8/819

    I did this and now PPM starts up lightning fast for me.

    buckaduck

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