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What is the format of a .packlist file for a PPM repository?by LittleGreyCat (Scribe)
|on Oct 18, 2007 at 12:11 UTC||Need Help??|
LittleGreyCat has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
As described in Building a local 'ppm' repository (Windows) I have previously built a local PPM repository so that I can run ppm without an Internet connection.
The local repository consists of all the 'ppd' files at the top level with the individual zipped packages in a directory immediately below. This works fine for the command line 'ppm' which ships with Perl V5.8.8 Build 8.1.7.
However the latest Perl build, 8.2.2, ships with a Windows GUI instead of a command line utility.
When pointed at my local repository it complains that there is no 'packlist' file.
I have looked at the '.packlist' files which are in the Perl distribution under e.g. D:\Perl\lib\auto\DBI and they seem to list the individual components of the package once installed.
I have added a '.packlist' file which contains the absolute local path name of a few of the 'ppd' files and I no longer get a complaint about the lack of a 'packlist' file but the GUI does not show the files within the repository.
So, can anyone describe for me the layout of a PPM repostitory for V8.2.2. including a sample '.packlist' file?
I note that the PPM zip files at http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Downloads/ActivePerl/PPM/Zips do not seem to have changed format.
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