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Re^2: Puzzled by ppm

by roho (Monsignor)
on Feb 28, 2012 at 09:12 UTC ( #956616=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Puzzled by ppm
in thread Puzzled by ppm

Thanks for the suggestion, but when I run ppm area sync i get the following error msg:

ppm area failed: Uninitialized install area user

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Re^3: Puzzled by ppm
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 28, 2012 at 09:29 UTC

    You can always install the old PPM 2 series :D, though I recommend doing so in a PERLLIB

Re^3: Puzzled by ppm
by syphilis (Canon) on Feb 28, 2012 at 10:11 UTC
    That's interesting. What does ppm area list report ?
    It so happens that I have build 827 (in a largely-unmeddled-with form) and for me it reports that I have 2 areas:

    site*:  C:/_32/ap827/site/lib
    and
    perl: C:/_32/ap827/lib

    I then get:
    C:\_32>ppm area sync Syncing site PPM database with .packlists...done Syncing perl PPM database with .packlists...done
    Do you have a 'user' area that hasn't been assigned a value ?

    Cheers,
    Rob
      ppm area list gives me:

      +--------+------+------------------+ | name | pkgs | lib | +--------+------+------------------+ | (user) | n/a | C:/Perl/site/lib | | perl | 178 | C:/Perl/lib | | site* | 732 | C:/Perl/site/lib | +--------+------+------------------+

      and hence the error message "ppm area failed: Uninitialized install area user". Any ideas where this (user) area came from and how I can remove it?

      "Its not how hard you work, its how much you get done."

        Any ideas where this (user) area came from and how I can remove it?

        Run ppm help and have a look at the ppm area init *area* documentation contained therein.
        That might give a clue to how it got there and how to get rid of it.

        It's not clear to me how the removal of an area can be achieved - or even if it can be achieved.
        If you have trouble removing it, instead try ppm area init user. (Not sure if user needs to be encased within ** as per the documentation ... you'd just have to try it and see.)

        Cheers,
        Rob

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        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

        The start of some sanity?

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