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Re^2: Install Module issue

by rodion (Chaplain)
on Apr 30, 2007 at 11:44 UTC ( #612747=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Install Module issue
in thread Install Module issue

The command line version of "ppm" is still there if you want it, but it can be hard to find. You have to use "ppm-shell" now if you want to get to the non-GUI version. "ppm" by itself launches the GUI version, which takes some of your time waiting while it resynchronizes, and some of your thinking time as you adapt to the new interface. (Once you do adapt, it has some nice features, but a somewhat innovative "take" on its user interface, IMHO.)

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Re^3: Install Module issue
by syphilis (Bishop) on Apr 30, 2007 at 11:58 UTC
    The command line version of "ppm" is still there if you want it, but it can be hard to find

    Hmmm ... I just ran ppm install Win32-API in a fresh installation of the latest ActiveState build (820) and it installed just fine - thankfully without launching any GUI crap at all. This seems to be in contradiction to your post - or have I misunderstood something ?

    Cheers,
    Rob

      The ppm shell still attaches to the win32 console, so you'll get a dos window either way (iirc). If you start ppm without any arguments, it'll pop up the GUI — unless you have an older version of active perl. If you have the latest build, then I suspect you gave it install arguments and it didn't bother with the GUI since it already knew what you wanted.

      P.S. Don't be too down on the GUI. It lowers the bar for new perl nerds and it's not a bad GUI at that.

      -Paul

        then I suspect you gave it install arguments and it didn't bother with the GUI

        Aaah ... yes, if you run 'ppm' without args it now launches the GUI console (whereas it used to put you into the ppm interactive shell). Now I understand what rodion was saying.

        Cheers,
        Rob

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