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Re: PPM performs uneeded checks

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jan 13, 2010 at 13:33 UTC ( #817176=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to PPM performs uneeded checks

If you know the url of the .PPD file for the module you wish to install, then you can completely bypass the search:

PPM> install http://www.bribes.org/perl/ppm/SomePackage.ppd

Google's usually much quicker to find them than the built-in search.

Alternatively, if you know which repository has the module you want, you can disable the others before doing the search:

ppm> repo list
┌────┬───────┬────────────────────────────────┐
│ id │ pkgs  │ name                           │
├────┼───────┼────────────────────────────────┤
│  1 │ 12055 │ ActiveState Package Repository │
│  2 │   n/a │ www.Bribes.org                 │
│  3 │     0 │ cpan.uwinnipeg.ca              │
└────┴───────┴────────────────────────────────┘
 (2 enabled repositories)
ppm> repo off 3
ppm> repo list
┌────┬───────┬────────────────────────────────┐
│ id │ pkgs  │ name                           │
├────┼───────┼────────────────────────────────┤
│  1 │ 12055 │ ActiveState Package Repository │
│  2 │   n/a │ www.Bribes.org                 │
│  3 │   n/a │ cpan.uwinnipeg.ca              │
└────┴───────┴────────────────────────────────┘
 (1 enabled repository)
ppm>

At this point, a search would only download the packlist for the AS repo.


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