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Perl Upgrades: How do I install a new package, under Windows, while 'Firewalled'

by Buckaroo Buddha (Scribe)
on May 18, 2000 at 22:00 UTC ( #13076=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Buckaroo Buddha has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I've downloaded perl Tk.zip from Activestate's website (beacause i'm behind a firewall) and followed the instructions in the readme (type "ppm install Tk.ppd" in the current directory)
Error installing package 'tk.ppd': Could not locate a PPM binary of 'tk.ppd' for this platform

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Re: Perl Upgrades: How do I install a new package, under Windows, while 'Firewalled'
by planetscape (Chancellor) on Nov 22, 2005 at 15:14 UTC
Re: Perl Upgrades: How do I install a new package, under Windows, while 'Firewalled'
by misty (Hermit) on May 19, 2000 at 03:35 UTC
    My answer above can be ignored. I looked at some *.ppd files of other packages, and found that those that contain the line
    <ARCHITECTURE NAME="MSWin32-x86-object" />
    do not install (same error), however when I remove that line from a *.ppd file, packages install without any problems using the instructions in the readme.
Re: Perl Upgrades: How do I install a new package, under Windows, while 'Firewalled'
by Buckaroo Buddha (Scribe) on Jun 01, 2000 at 01:41 UTC
    <quote> ppm install --location=your_package_location PACKAGE </quote>
    yes, i tried this but under windows
    it tells me that it can't find the binary 
    for this package 
    
    (probably related to the lack of CHMOD in windows)
    
    
Re: Perl Upgrades: How do I install a new package, under Windows, while 'Firewalled'
by softworkz (Monk) on Aug 09, 2001 at 23:59 UTC
    That's one thing I've learned about installing these modules, there's more than one way to do it!
    Reading the readme files helps sometimes.
    But when in doubt, use ppm!
    c:\perl\site\lib ppm
    ppm>set repository ach http://www.ray.mpe.mpg.de/~ach/ptk/ppm
    ppm>install tk-pod
    THAT'S IT! Have fun!
Re: Perl Upgrades: How do I install a new package, under Windows, while 'Firewalled'
by misty (Hermit) on May 18, 2000 at 22:25 UTC
    This question seems being a bit irrelevant to this section, anyway here is my try to answer it: did you try using
    ppm install --location=your_package_location PACKAGE
Re: Perl Upgrades: How do I install a new package, under Windows, while 'Firewalled'
by ajt (Prior) on Sep 23, 2001 at 01:00 UTC
    There are at least two ways to install modules if you don't have direct access to ActiveState because of a firewall.

    Download nmake from Microsoft it's free, and then grab the module from CPAN and build as normal. This doesn't always work so there is option 2.

    Grab the PPD from ActiveState, and unzip it onto a local webserver, and then set the repository option to your local server.

    I use both options at work, as I can't configure PPM to use the Proxy (It's a silly M$ Proxy), CPAN where possible, and if it's has a binary component then download and extract to local server.

Re: Perl Upgrades: How do I install a new package, under Windows, while 'Firewalled'
by chromatic (Archbishop) on May 19, 2000 at 02:33 UTC
    I've had good luck setting an environment variable for my proxy server: set HTTP_proxy=http://proxy:8080 Do that and try PPM again.

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