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Re: PPM: Modules Dissappearing / Alternative Repositories?

by planetscape (Chancellor)
on Mar 01, 2008 at 23:55 UTC ( #671441=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to PPM: Modules Dissappearing / Alternative Repositories?

If you need a convenient way to check which repositories are "alive" and add them automagically, Script to update your PPM Repositories may help you (you may need to manually remove datetime; I recall some issues with that one in the past).

As for other issues, such as installing modules on Windows, there are many helpful Tutorials to be found in the section, entitled appropriately enough, Modules: How to Create, Install, and Use.

If you need tools, you may wish to look at some of jZed's and Corion's postings (in particular) in the following threads:



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Re^2: PPM: Modules Dissappearing / Alternative Repositories?
by syphilis (Chancellor) on Mar 02, 2008 at 10:34 UTC
    Wouldn't hurt to *explicitly* mention a MinGW link in that list of tutorials (though it's not hard to find one in the "parent" link that you provided) - such as Compiling C/C++ based Modules under ActiveState using MinGW. The fact that I wrote that is *not* the reason I'm trying to plug it. For a start, I'm not all that sure that it's particularly well written, anyway. But the good thing about MinGW is that, apart from the fact that it works seamlessly with recent versions of ActivePerl, it uses the same runtime library as ActivePerl (unlike the free MS compilers). In certain (albeit, rare) situations this runtime library disparity can prevent one from being able to use a module on ActivePerl that was built using a free MS compiler (egWin32::SharedFileOpen). In other instances, it merely means that 2 (instead of one) runtime libraries need to be loaded.

    I should also add that, as mentioned in the above-referenced tutorial, MinGW works fine with older versions of ActivePerl so long as ExtUtils::FakeConfig is installed.

Re^2: PPM: Modules Dissappearing / Alternative Repositories?
by boblawblah (Scribe) on Mar 02, 2008 at 03:24 UTC
    Thank you everyone who responded. My solution: Strawberry Perl - and I suggest it to anyone using Perl on windows.
      If you add the bribes repository and disable the activestate one for the duration of the install, ppm will install Date::Calc without any problem. (I just tried to install Contextual::Return and encountered the same problem. Fortunately Kobe's repository came through.)

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