Ronnie has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I've just installed active state Perl onto a Windows XP PC with a view to doing some administration of remote PC's on our network. Before I go any further I'm not a Network or Windows type person as yet - I tend to work on Solaris/Unix servers. The installation of Perl v5.6.1 went okay (A VERY basic script runs fine) but I now need to install the Win32 extensions and some additional modules that thus far I think I'll need. When trying to use the search command with ppm I get the following error :-
Error connecting to 'http://ppm.ActiveState.com/cgibin/ppmserver.pl?urn:ppmserver'
I'm guessing that this is because I'm working behind a firewall? Is this correct? Does anyone know how to circumvent this? Ithought I'd cheat and just download the WIN32 tar file and extract it into C:\Perl\bin directory. This seemed to work but when I ran the query command from ppm I didn't see any sign of the WIN32 extensions. Should this have worked?