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Re: (Warning) If you use AS then wait for 633

by crazyinsomniac (Prior)
on Jun 20, 2002 at 06:15 UTC ( #175920=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (Warning) If you use AS then wait for 633

I don't believe you.

Let me say that again, I don't believe you.

Furthermore, let me add on that, I don't believe you.

Honestly demerphq, I don't believe you. It won't update correctly is not very descriptive. I've got 632 and have been using it fine for days now. I haven't tried updating ppm3, so i'm not sure if i've tested for whatever serious bug which reportedly exists.

I beg of you, please clarify.

UPDATE (Wed Jun 26 09:25:21 2002) :

It's been a while and I installed about 20 packages since, and i've come to the conclusion that PPM3, the version you speak of, sucks donkey balls. I still haven't seen the bug you describe, but searching has become a pain in the ass. Whereas before, searching for File::Cache, yielded results, this time round, you should either search for File or Cache or File-Cache. Whoever messes around with ppm really screwed up big time. I say stick to ppm (ie ppm2x) until this business gets sourted out, cause as it stands, it's not worth the trouble.

 
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Re: Re: (Warning) If you use AS then wait for 633
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Jun 20, 2002 at 09:37 UTC
    Hi crazy,

    Good to see you are in your usually challenging mood ;-)

    All I can do is quote the email I recived from Gurusamy Sarathy

    >Oh, and the boys on PM are raving about AS 632. (I didnt notice ther +e was a >new release.) Apparently they are quite impressed with some of the ch +anges. >Looks like another job well done. :-) Thanks. FYI, 632 unfortunately had a rather serious bug in PPM3 ("upgrade" didn't work) so there will be a 633 build shortly with that fix.
    To be honest since I installed AS 632 i havent used either PPM or PPM3. So I really couldnt say if Gurusamy is correct. OTOH, I see no reason to disbelieve the man, after all he is primarily responsible for the creation of a stable, integrated Win32 Perl, not to mention being one of the senior developers at ActiveState.

    Yves / DeMerphq
    ---
    Writing a good benchmark isnt as easy as it might look.

      From ppm3 help:
      upgrade - shows availables upgrades for installed packages
      I can't say that this not working seems like a big issue, for me anyway (glancing at the module upload lists every now and then to check if I really need to upgrade an important module.) - perhaps for a professional sysadmin this is important though?

      Cheerio!
      Osfameron
      http://osfameron.perlmonk.org/chickenman/

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