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activestate 5.8 ppm module question

by nop (Hermit)
on Nov 12, 2002 at 18:24 UTC ( #212345=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

I'm installing activestate perl 5.8.0 (build 802) on a new machine, and am trying to use the new ppm to install modules. I cannot find essential modules like template::toolkit, GD, etc, nor can I seem to set a repository to find them. Can anyone offer suggestions on using the new ppm with 5.8? Thanks -- nop

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Re: activestate 5.8 ppm module question
by trs80 (Priest) on Nov 12, 2002 at 18:51 UTC
    5.8.0 is in a Beta stage. Modules requiring a compiler to install/build will not be made available until it is ready for release. All the current (available for 5.6.1) modules that don't require a compiler are available via the ppm repository located at:

Re: activestate 5.8 ppm module question
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Nov 13, 2002 at 12:50 UTC
    update: the information contained in this node is outdated.

    Muwahahahahahahaah ;)

    I will be revamping real soon to add modules compiled for perl 5.8, so you shouldn't be needing to change anything (you do have that in there, don't you? i take requests).

    I'll see about getting GD up at a temporary solution for now. All that is there currently is JavaScript-SpiderMonkey, and TT2 ;) You'll have to install AppConfig yourself from elsewhere.

    update: I gave up on compiling GD on win32. I don't have time to figure it out ~ If anyone can provide me with a project/makefile i'd appreciate it ( i got/compiled "zlib libpng jpeg-6b freetype" just fine, and got tired of patching/figuring-out GD)

    Help Needed!
    If anyone can figure out how to compile GD with all the bells and whistles (jpg/png/zlib/freetype) for the win32 platform, a make/project file (or a PPM binary) will be most appreciated.

    ** The Third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

      A number of new PPM modules have been compiled for ActivePerl 5.8 by Randy Kobes at:

      Included is GD, Storable, DB_File, and a number of others not found at ActiveState. What I can't find is a version of PDL!!!

      CJ Fields
Re: activestate 5.8 ppm module question
by insensate (Hermit) on Nov 12, 2002 at 18:38 UTC

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