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Re^5: What is the format of a .packlist file for a PPM repository?by LittleGreyCat (Scribe)
|on Oct 21, 2007 at 21:51 UTC||Need Help??|
Quick follow up:
I installed 5.8.8 822 on a clean (XP) system connected to the Internet and ran the PPM GUI
I was presented with a long list of packages available - 6949 - and the names.
As a test I installed perl-ldap and this seemed to go O.K.
I then added my local PPM repository (across a LAN) and disabled the default PPM repository.
Although PPM spent a long time reading the repository across the LAN at the end it did not list any packages available.
So it seems that I am not mis-understanding the GUI; when connected across the Internet to the default PPM repository I get the expected results. When connected to my local PPM repository there are indications that PPM has searched the repository and is aware of what is in it. It just doesn't seem to list them in the 'All Packages' area nor in the summary line at the bottom.
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