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Re^6: Puzzled by ppm

by roho (Monsignor)
on Mar 03, 2012 at 04:39 UTC ( #957598=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Puzzled by ppm
in thread Puzzled by ppm

Thanks for the link. I tried the steps outlined in the response, but it did not help. I'm considering updating the affected modules in \Perl\lib to the version in \Perl\site\lib, however I think that future updates would also have to be applied to \Perl\lib manually to keep it in sync with \Perl\site\lib (something that would be almost as aggravating as the problem I now have).

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Re^7: Puzzled by ppm
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Mar 03, 2012 at 05:04 UTC

    Hm. I managed to re-create your scenario (I used 'fred' rather than 'user').

    Create a directory below perl:

    C:\Perl64>md fred

    Set perl5lib to point at it:

    C:\Perl64>set PERL5LIB=c:\perl64\fred

    Issue the area init command:

    C:\Perl64>ppm area init fred Syncing fred PPM database with .packlists...done

    And there it is initialised:

    C:\Perl64>dir fred\* 03/03/2012 04:53 <DIR> . 03/03/2012 04:53 <DIR> .. 03/03/2012 04:53 <DIR> etc
    C:\Perl64>ppm area list
    ┌───────┬──────┬────────────────────┐
    │ name  │ pkgs │ lib                │
    ├───────┼──────┼────────────────────┤
    │ fred  │    0 │ c:/perl64/fred     │
    │ site* │  256 │ C:/Perl64/site/lib │
    │ perl  │  207 │ C:/Perl64/lib      │
    └───────┴──────┴────────────────────┘
    

    So then I tried to remove it, but there is no area delete command, so, first I wiped out the directory:

    C:\Perl64>rd /q /s fred

    And tried area list:

    C:\Perl64>ppm area list
    ┌────────┬──────┬────────────────────┐
    │ name   │ pkgs │ lib                │
    ├────────┼──────┼────────────────────┤
    │ (fred) │  n/a │ c:/perl64/fred     │
    │ site*  │  256 │ C:/Perl64/site/lib │
    │ perl   │  207 │ C:/Perl64/lib      │
    └────────┴──────┴────────────────────┘
    

    And there it was, I had recreated your symptoms. So now how to get rid of it? The first thing I tried was to delete the PERL5LIB var:

    C:\Perl64>set PERL5LIB=

    And there it was all gone away:

    C:\Perl64>ppm area list
    ┌───────┬──────┬────────────────────┐
    │ name  │ pkgs │ lib                │
    ├───────┼──────┼────────────────────┤
    │ site* │  256 │ C:/Perl64/site/lib │
    │ perl  │  207 │ C:/Perl64/lib      │
    └───────┴──────┴────────────────────┘
    

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