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Re^3: Script to update your PPM Repositories

by tphyahoo (Vicar)
on Jun 03, 2006 at 21:50 UTC ( #553450=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Script to update your PPM Repositories
in thread Script to update your PPM Repositories

I've been looking to incorporate the various changes and suggesions the monks have made into my top post, and maybe even taking out a PAUSE idea and adding this as my contribution to CPAN.

Looking over what you did, however, I notice there's no PPM::UI when I searched cpan. Could you clarify?


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Re^4: Script to update your PPM Repositories
by QM (Vicar) on Jun 06, 2006 at 02:22 UTC
    Sorry, I shouldn't have linked to it like that.

    PPM::UI is part of the ActiveState installation. On my machine, it lives in d:/Perl/site/lib/PPM/UI.pm.

    Here's the transcript to demonstrate:

    D:\>perl -demo Loading DB routines from perl5db.pl version 1.28 Editor support available. Enter h or `h h' for help, or `perldoc perldebug' for more help. main::(-e:1): mo DB<1> use PPM::UI DB<2> p $INC{'PPM/UI.pm'} d:/Perl/site/lib/PPM/UI.pm
    However, ppm3 doesn't seem to know about PPM::UI -- at least, you can't query PPM::UI, or search it, etc. In fact, I find the search and query functionality oddly designed, as I have to know the distribution name, or work at figuring out the wildcard/logical expression to match it. Maybe I just don't know how to use it.

    So other than installing ActiveState, I don't know where to get PPM::UI from. Which means if there's an update, it's either buried in PPM, or it's part of the ActiveState install package (and then you only get the update when you update Perl).

    -QM
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