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If you know the url of the .PPD file for the module you wish to install, then you can completely bypass the search:

PPM> install

Google's usually much quicker to find them than the built-in search.

Alternatively, if you know which repository has the module you want, you can disable the others before doing the search:

ppm> repo list
│ id │ pkgs  │ name                           │
│  1 │ 12055 │ ActiveState Package Repository │
│  2 │   n/a │                 │
│  3 │     0 │              │
 (2 enabled repositories)
ppm> repo off 3
ppm> repo list
│ id │ pkgs  │ name                           │
│  1 │ 12055 │ ActiveState Package Repository │
│  2 │   n/a │                 │
│  3 │   n/a │              │
 (1 enabled repository)

At this point, a search would only download the packlist for the AS repo.

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In reply to Re: PPM performs uneeded checks by BrowserUk
in thread PPM performs uneeded checks by biohisham

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