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Re^2: Getting Fed Up with ActiveState

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Dec 01, 2006 at 12:03 UTC ( #587172=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Getting Fed Up with ActiveState
in thread Getting Fed Up with ActiveState

The other PPM repositories definitely help, but I do wonder how many people know about them? The more obstacles in the way of getting things to work and the more people will shrug and just reach for the next solution.


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Re^3: Getting Fed Up with ActiveState
by xdg (Monsignor) on Dec 01, 2006 at 13:16 UTC

    PPM Repositories on is an attempt to help. But I agree it's one more hurdle to productivity.


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      xdg linked to

      That page contains the following entry: (use this for ActivePerl 819 and greater)

      Which is somewhat misleading, I believe. Afaik, that repository provides ppm's for all versions of ActivePerl 5.8.x (and all versions of Strawberry Perl 5.8.x, too). That particular entry is surely inaccurate ? (Unless someone can convince me to do otherwise, I'll amend it tomorrow :-)

        The reason it's suggested to use for ActivePerl 819 or greater is that the PPM 2.0 Server repository: , is a SOAP-based one, which ppm4 (used by ActivePerl 819) doesn't support. Instead, ppm4 uses a local DBD::SQLite database, which is faster for searches.

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