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DB_File for windows?

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 26, 2003 at 02:53 UTC ( #278034=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I know it's out there but I checked CPAN and browsed through like 10 of their version and couldn't find one without the .c (or whatever those files are). Does anyone know where I can get DB_File for Windows?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: DB_File for windows?
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Jul 26, 2003 at 02:55 UTC
    use ppm (comes with ActivePerl).

    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 5.6.x and 5.8.x -- I take requests (README).
    ** The third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

      Actually it didn't come with my version of Active Perl and there must be an easier way than to install that module and goof around for endless hours.
        Actually it didn't come with my version of Active Perl and there must be an easier way than to install that module and goof around for endless hours.
        What PodMaster is saying is to use ppm to install DB_File. ppm is not a module, it is a command to install modules which are packaged in a specific format in a repository. By default it uses the ActiveState repository, see PodMaster's sig for others. If you didn't get ppm when you installed ActivePerl, something is wrong.
        Actually it (= ppm) didn't come with my version of Active Perl
        Can't be.

        PPM is ActivePerl's Windows only counterpart for CPAN, which uses repositories on wbsites, with precompiled modules. The standard repository is at and subdirectories. The above URL only points toward repositories with ZIP files, but there are other subdirectories as well, for example the old 5.6.x repository, and the the extended 5.6.x repository

        ppm will always be present if you installed ActivePerl. Installing DB_File is as easy as this:

        C:\>ppm install DB_File Installing package 'DB_File'... Bytes transferred 406934 Installing C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\DB_File\ Installing C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\DB_File\DB_File.dll Installing C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\DB_File\DB_File.exp Installing C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\DB_File\DB_File.lib Installing C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\DB_File\DB_File.pdb Installing C:\Perl\html\site\lib\DB_File.html Installing C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\DB_File\autosplit.ix Writing C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\DB_File\.packlist C:\>
        -- vek --

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