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Re: Re: To install a module...

by laughingboy (Monk)
on Sep 30, 2002 at 23:43 UTC ( #201892=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: To install a module...
in thread To install a module...

PPM tip of the day (1): PPM in 633 seems to have a somewhat strange bug where it won't install some modules claiming it can't find a suitable implementation. Try describing the module then installing it again. It will (if there actually is a Win implementation) then install. Strange.

Could you explain what you mean by "descibing the module" here?


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Re(3): To install a module...
by Dog and Pony (Priest) on Oct 01, 2002 at 06:23 UTC
    Ah, sorry. Of course. There is a command 'describe' in PPM.

    Lets say you make a search for Foo:

    PPM> search Foo
    Which returns the result
    1. Foo 2. Foo::Bar
    When you then try 'install 1' to get Foo installed, you get the error message "No suitable implementation found" or some such. Then do 'describe 1', followed by another 'install 1'. Describe does list what platforms are available, and if 'MSWin32-x86-multi-thread' is not in the list, you are out of luck. Many times though, it seems PPM doesn't really check for this, but the describe forces it to do so, making the installation succeed.

    And yes, you can do 'describe Foo' directly instead.

    Hope that helps.

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