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5.10 ppm repository for Win32

by randyk (Parson)
on Dec 24, 2007 at 18:04 UTC ( #658909=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

With the release of ActivePerl 5.10.0, based on perl-5.10, I've started a 10xx Win32 ppm repository. This is mainly intended for those (relatively few) CPAN distributions that don't build under ActiveState's automated system. As well, the UWinnipeg CPAN search utility now includes a listing of available ppm packages for builds 10xx, which includes ActiveState's default repository.

Also, if you use PPM::Make to make up ppm packages, there was a bug that led to incorrect generation of the NAME attribute of the ARCHITECTURE field for perl-5.10; this has been fixed in version 0.95.

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Re: 5.10 ppm repository for Win32
by CountZero (Bishop) on Dec 25, 2007 at 15:23 UTC
    ++ for randyk!

    those (relatively few) CPAN distributions that don't build under ActiveState's automated system.
    Is the success-rate of the automated build at ActiveState better for 5.10 than it was for 5.6 or 5.8?


    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

Re: 5.10 ppm repository for Win32
by Burak (Chaplain) on Dec 25, 2007 at 20:21 UTC
    I think that the main problem is the modules with external library dependencies: GD, DBD::mysql, mod_perl, etc. It looks like they don't bother maintaining those. Especially that DBD::mysql is the most problematic one AFAIK.
Re: 5.10 ppm repository for Win32
by ady (Deacon) on Jan 07, 2008 at 08:08 UTC
    Splendid initiative!! -- Thanks++, -
    allan dystrup

    PS: any plans for including Win32 and Win32-IE-Mechanize in your 5.10 builds?
    Can't find those anywhere. . .
Re: 5.10 ppm repository for Win32
by Anonymous Monk on May 03, 2008 at 11:49 UTC

    Anyone seen a 5.10 PPM for Moose?

      According to there's one available at the trouchelle rep. However, the ppd file looks to me that it's for perl 5.8 only.

      Not sure what's going on there - maybe try to install it and see what happens.


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