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ppm install without creating HTML documentation?

by strat (Canon)
on Apr 20, 2009 at 14:47 UTC ( #758733=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
strat has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Dear monks,

Since I need to install a lot of Activestate-Perl-Modules by PPM, I am just writing a little setup script which works fine. Just one problem: it is by far too slow, since I install perl and a lot of modules on a network filesystem. Building html requires lots of time. I searched perlmonks and even google for an answer, but still haven't found what I've been looking for.

Q:\downloads\ppm-modules>ppm install Win32-Env-0.03.ppmx
Unpacking Win32-Env-0.03...done
Generating HTML for Win32-Env-0.03...done
Updating files in site area...done
2 files installed

Generating HTML takes up to 5 minutes per module.

Do you know a way to prevent generation of HTML documentation after installation of each single module with ppm install modulename.ppdx ?

I can create the documentation at the end with something like perl -MActivePerl::DocTools -e "UpdateHTML('wait')"

Best regards,
perl -e "s>>*F>e=>y)\*martinF)stronat)=>print,print v8."

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Re: ppm install without creating HTML documentation?
by ikegami (Pope) on Apr 20, 2009 at 15:16 UTC

    HTML doc generation is controlled by the following lines of ActivePerl::PPM::Client,

    my $install_html = eval { require ActivePerl::DocTools; }; $install_html = $args{install_html} if defined $args{install_html} +;

    Unfortunately, it's called by ActivePerl::PPM::GUI as follows:

    $ppm->install( area => $INSTALL_AREA, packages => \@install_pkgs, run_cb => \&run_cmd, );


    $ppm->install( area => $INSTALL_AREA, packages => \@install_pkgs, run_cb => \&run_cmd, ( exists($ENV{INSTALL_HTML}) ? ( install_html => $ENV{INSTALL_HTML} ) : () ), );

    That could be patched fairly easy.

    perl -i.bak -ple"s/\$ppm->install\(\K/exists(\$ENV{INSTALL_HTML}) ? ( +install_html => \$ENV{INSTALL_HTML} ) : ()," c:\progs\perl5100\lib\Ac +tivePerl\PPM\
Re: ppm install without creating HTML documentation?
by ateague (Monk) on Jan 16, 2015 at 18:47 UTC

    I apologise for necro'ing this thread but for the benefit of those that come after, here is the "proper" way to disable the HTML docs in ActivePerl:

    ppm config install_html 0

    You can also get a list of all the ppm configuration options with the following command:

    C:\Users\DEV>ppm config list ppm config *name* [ *value* ] Get or set various PPM configuration values. The following configuration options might be of interest: arch The architecture of the current database. For internal use +. Don't change this. repo_dbimage If set to '1' look for package.db.gz indexes in repositori +es before looking for the package.xml file. install_html If set to '0' don't generate and install the HTML version +of the documentation for the modules installed. This makes instal +lation considerably faster. gui.* Various settings for the graphical user interface. ppm config list List all configuration options currently set.

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