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Re: 5.24 missing "perl518.dll"? Senior Moment?

by ww (Archbishop)
on Nov 06, 2016 at 21:11 UTC ( #1175382=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to 5.24 missing "perl518.dll"? Senior Moment?

What worked to solve: your help and suggestions, which led me to wonder if WWW::Wunderground::API was borked (after originally being added to 5.24's C:\Perl\Site\Lib\ via ppm).

I never did find any specific problem, nor leftover links/registry/whatever references to 5.18 but eventually used ppm verify.... on the 5.24 copy and got a "verification failed" response.

Perhaps some other hapless Monk will find this useful...I hope, but for sure, I removed the bad copy with PPM; installed again, and all is well. Again, THANK YOU!

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Re^2: 5.24 missing "perl518.dll"? Senior Moment?
by Marshall (Abbot) on Nov 07, 2016 at 11:16 UTC
    Very interesting.

    Most folks just use the ppm GUI, but there are quite a number of command line options for ppm.
    I attach a few commands below.

    I have "cloned" an Active State installation before. To do that, I saved a profile (which is an XML file)... Installed Active State from the web on the new machine and then restored the "profile" on the new machine. BTW, there are more PPD repositories than just the main Active State repo.

    Just for fun, I just did a "ppd upgrade --install" on my current test machine. Go to lunch while this is running because it can take awhile. Many thousands of files on my machine were modified. However, it appears that all of my packages have been brought up to date, including the HTML doc's. A "dangerous" thing to do, but this a a test machine - not production.

    Anyway, for those interested, muck around with ppm at the command line....

    C:\Projects_Perl\testing>ppm -help Unrecognized ppm command '-help'; try one of area, config, describe, f +iles, gui, help, info, install, list, log, profile, query, remove, repo, search, tree, uninstall, update, upgrade, verify, or version Usage: ppm <cmd> <arg>... Run 'ppm help' to learn more. C:\Projects_Perl\testing>ppm verify -help ppm verify [ *pkg* ] Checks that the installed files are still present and unmodifi +ed. If the package name is given, only that packages is verified. + C:\Projects_Perl\testing>ppm profile -help ppm profile restore [ *filename* ] Install the packages listed in the given profile file. If no f +ile is given try to read the profile from standard input. ppm profile save [ *filename* ] Write profile of configured repositories and installed package +s to the given file. If no file is given then print the profile XML + to standard output.
Re^2: 5.24 missing "perl518.dll"? Senior Moment?
by Corion (Pope) on Nov 07, 2016 at 08:42 UTC

    Thank you for posting this - I didn't know there was a ppm verify command. This certainly will make bug hunting easier for broken installations.

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