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Unable to enable - trying to add repositories to PPM (ActivePerl 5.12)by elef (Friar)
|on Nov 16, 2010 at 13:16 UTC||Need Help??|
elef has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
This should be a simple one, but I haven't been able to figure it out.
I have a new computer with Windows 7. I installed ActivePerl 5.12.2, and launched PPM to get the modules I need. One of them is HTML::Strip, which isn't in the default repository. I wanted to enable the trouchelle and bribes repositories under Edit/Preferences, but no luck. The previous PPM had these repos set up and disabled by default, it was just a matter of enabling them. This version doesn't, and whatever URL I tried in the Location box for adding them, the Repositories tab shows that the repo has 0 packages and the packages don't show up in the main table.
URLs I tried:
What am I doing wrong, or is ppm - perhaps my install - broken somehow?
On another note, I need to start ppm by running ppm.bat as administrator, because if I just start ppm up from the console, I get an error message that "All activated install areas are read-only" i.e. I have no permissions to install or delete packages. Is this normal?