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Re^6: Disappointed with latest Strawberry Perl
in thread Disappointed with latest Strawberry Perl
These are the sorts of reasons that support the inclusion of PPM in Strawberry Perl.
You are aware that PPM requires Expat right?
We can't bundle PPM until we can build a working Expat library...
In the generic case you are correct, but currently nobody has a working Perl::Dist-compatible build of either Expat, or OpenSSL or a few other things we'd really want.
As more working libs become available, more options will become available.