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What's up with Class::DBI on Activestate Perl on windows via PPM?by pernod (Chaplain)
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pernod has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have been playing around with Class::DBI these last few days. I have compiled my own Perl 5.8.6 on Windows XP with the MinGW tools, and installed Class::DBI via CPAN.pm. This works fine (for some definition of fine, but more on that in a potential future node).
I sent an example Class::DBI script to a colleague (who uses Activestate Perl), and told him to install Class::DBI. Activestates's repositories states that Class::DBI is version 0.96, which is the same version that I got from CPAN.
PPM installs ok, and reports that version 0.96 is installed, but when my script did not work I told him to look at the version number of his PPM-install.
Come again? Version 0.95? I have googled and super searched, and I'm not the only one who has experienced this. I am still unable to find an answer to why this happens, though. I know I can work around the entire issue by downloading the module(s) directly from CPAN and making PPD's myself, but frankly, that's a hassle. Not to mention the purgatory I would have to go through to get this on our production servers.
Is my google-fu not up to scratch (as it usually seems to be when I post something around here)? Or is something amiss with Class::DBI in Activestate's repository? I have in any case sent a message to Activestate support, although I don't know if that will do any good.
In the meantime, it looks like Class::DBI is not meant for us ...