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PPM errors, wrong pool

by blackstarr (Friar)
on Mar 12, 2003 at 16:55 UTC ( #242432=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
blackstarr has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm puzzled. (nothing new there!)

I've got ActiveState Perl 5.8 on Win 2000 Pro. I'm downloading the 5.8 ppd packages from Activestate & installing them with "ppm install $packageName.ppd". Every so often perl sends a pop-up telling me it's teminating because "the memory could not be 'written'", and this message appears at the bottom of my shell output:
Free to wrong pool 15d2850 not 3e3f2238 at C:\Perl\site\lib\ppm-conf\ppminst.bat line 781

At line 781, ppminst.bat has: print PPMXML <<INSTPKG;
... which means nothing to me.

Could the wise monks please:
1.) Explain what the problem is.
2.) Explain the cause.
3.) Explain the fix.

So Long

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Re: PPM errors, wrong pool
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Mar 12, 2003 at 18:13 UTC
    Please always (in the least) post a `perl -v' dump. Also, a `perl -V' can't hurt (esp if you're having trouble with XS).

    Now, I got ActivePerl 5.8 build 804 on Win2k

    I use PPM very often and have never encountered that particular problem. Chances are its most likely a problem with your build, rather than ppm specifically.

    Also, the PPM shell has always sucked, and in such cases, you should always try to use PPM, for example

    perl -MPPM -e"PPM::InstallPackage( package => 'http://crazyinsomniac.p');" #!/usr/bin/perl use PPM; my $pack = ' +.ppd'; PPM::InstallPackage( package => $pack );
    Now, can you replicate the error you are seeing at will? How can I replicate it?

    MJD says you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!
    I run a Win32 PPM repository for perl 5.6x+5.8x. I take requests.
    ** The Third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

      Sorry to be so tardy with my reply ... I'm working 18/24 at the moment!

      My perl -v is EXACTLY the same as yours.

      I decided to try a fresh install so I:
      1.) Installed Perl (Same as above) on my other workstation (also W2k PRO)
      2.) Downloaded all the ActiveState 8xx .ppm modules & created a local repository (have to do that, the firewall doesn't like ppm)
      3.) Fired up PPM shell:
      3.a) search *
      3.b) install 1 - 2510
      5.) Received original error message right at end! Just once.
      6.) Tested ... modules seem to be installed fine!
      7.) Scratched head in puzzlement ... AGAIN!

      I do NOT get this problem on my Win98 system at home. Haven't tried the Redhat one.

      So Long

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