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Specifically,

my $rep_describe = `ppm rep describe $name`;

returns undef:

.main::(updateWorkingRepositories3.pl:41): 41: my $rep_describe = `ppm rep describe $name`; DB<1> x $name 0 'ActiveState PPM2 Repository' DB<2> x $rep_describe 0 undef

Although if I type ppm rep describe ActiveState PPM2 Repository manually into a command prompt:

Describing Active Repository 1: Name: ActiveState PPM2 Repository Location: http://ppm.ActiveState.com/cgibin/PPM/ppmserver-5.8-windows.pl?urn:/PP +MServer Type: PPMServer 2.0

Details of my WinXP Pro SP2 install:

C:\Perl>perl -V Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 8 subversion 6) configuration: Platform: osname=MSWin32, osvers=4.0, archname=MSWin32-x86-multi-thread uname='' config_args='undef' hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=undef usethreads=define use5005threads=undef useithreads=define usemulti +plicity=de fine useperlio=define d_sfio=undef uselargefiles=define usesocks=undef use64bitint=undef use64bitall=undef uselongdouble=undef usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef Compiler: cc='cl', ccflags ='-nologo -Gf -W3 -MD -Zi -DNDEBUG -O1 -DWIN32 -D +_CONSOLE - DNO_STRICT -DHAVE_DES_FCRYPT -DNO_HASH_SEED -DPERL_IMPLICIT_CONTEXT - +DPERL_IMPL ICIT_SYS -DUSE_PERLIO -DPERL_MSVCRT_READFIX', optimize='-MD -Zi -DNDEBUG -O1', cppflags='-DWIN32' ccversion='', gccversion='', gccosandvers='' intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=1234 d_longlong=undef, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=10 ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='__int64 +', lseeksi ze=8 alignbytes=8, prototype=define Linker and Libraries: ld='link', ldflags ='-nologo -nodefaultlib -debug -opt:ref,icf -l +ibpath:"C: \Perl\lib\CORE" -machine:x86' libpth=\lib libs= oldnames.lib kernel32.lib user32.lib gdi32.lib winspool.lib + comdlg32 .lib advapi32.lib shell32.lib ole32.lib oleaut32.lib netapi32.lib uui +d.lib ws2_ 32.lib mpr.lib winmm.lib version.lib odbc32.lib odbccp32.lib msvcrt.l +ib perllibs= oldnames.lib kernel32.lib user32.lib gdi32.lib winspool +.lib comd lg32.lib advapi32.lib shell32.lib ole32.lib oleaut32.lib netapi32.lib + uuid.lib ws2_32.lib mpr.lib winmm.lib version.lib odbc32.lib odbccp32.lib msvc +rt.lib libc=msvcrt.lib, so=dll, useshrplib=yes, libperl=perl58.lib gnulibc_version='undef' Dynamic Linking: dlsrc=dl_win32.xs, dlext=dll, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags=' ' cccdlflags=' ', lddlflags='-dll -nologo -nodefaultlib -debug -opt: +ref,icf - libpath:"C:\Perl\lib\CORE" -machine:x86' Characteristics of this binary (from libperl): Compile-time options: MULTIPLICITY USE_ITHREADS USE_LARGE_FILES PERL +_IMPLICIT_ CONTEXT PERL_IMPLICIT_SYS Locally applied patches: ActivePerl Build 811 21540 Fix backward-compatibility issues in if.pm 23565 Wrong MANIFEST.SKIP Built under MSWin32 Compiled at Dec 13 2004 09:52:01 @INC: C:/Perl/lib C:/Perl/site/lib .

Otherwise, as you say, it seems to work just fine...

HTH,

planetscape

In reply to Re: ppm rep describe by planetscape
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