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Scenario: The goal is to use PPM to download *without* actually installing the modules. This is necessary because the machine used to download will be different from the target machine. The downloaded files will be copied to the target machine and installed using PPM on a local repository.

Problem: after taking a look at PPM help, A guide to installing modules for Win32 and associated searches, it appears that there is no built-in mechanism to handle the above scenario. Moreover, there does not appear to be a standard way to individually identify the specific URL for ppd files in the online repositories.

Questions:

  • What is the best way to locate and copy a PPD file and its dependencies to a local repository for later installation on a different machine?
  • What is the best alternative workaround approach to handle the above scenario? It would seem necessary to know both the primary PPD file, as well as those for which the primary module has dependencies upon.

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In reply to PPM download ppd without install by dimar

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