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I don't have PPM, how can I install a package?by PodMaster (Abbot)
|on May 25, 2003 at 11:06 UTC||Need Help??|
Acquire PPM, or (if you insist), follow these instructions.
First, make sure you're downloading the right package
(one intended for your version of perl),
and then simply download it
perl -MExtUtils::Install -e install_default WWW/Curland voila. It's what PPM basically does.
BE AWARE that the .ppd file may contain instructions to download extra files needed for install, which are not packaged with the tarball (like libcurl.dll, libeay32.dll, ssleay32.dll). You'll have to examine the .ppd file to make sure.
PPM would download this file and attempt to execute it.
If you want autogenerated html docs (my packages generally don't include these), simply execute
perl -MActivePerl::DocTools -e ActivePerl::DocTools::WriteTOC()or (the one I prefer)
perl -MPod::Master -e UpdateYou can acquire Pod::Master from perlmonks.org here.