"The messages from ppm are perhaps misleading; ppm is looking for either a package.lst or a package.xml file, not a literal "packlist" file. If it doesn't find either of these summary files, it will fetch and parse the ppd files within this directory, if there are any. The summary files are just there to save ppm downloading and parsing individual ppd files.
Try making a local repository and populating it with some ppd files, and the corresponding .tar.gz or .zip archives referenced in the CODEBASE element, and see if that works."
This is what is confusing me.
I have a fully populated local PPM repository which works fine with the command line version of 'ppm' (in my 817 install).
When I point the 822 GUI at the same repository it does not appear to find anything to add to the list of packages waiting to be installed.
I may not be driving the GUI correctly but I expected all the packages in the PPM repository to be shown in the list of packages available to be installed.
Is it perhaps like the command line 'ppm' where you have to search on key words before anything appears?
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