Khurrum has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I want to be able to install a couple of Perl Modules on a Windows machine without using ActivePerls PPM. I used PPM before and got my packages from http://trouchelle.com/ppm/. Without having to connect to the internet and using PPM i want to be able to install multiple packages like SOAP::Lite, CONFIG::Auto etc. What i want to do is copy all the .pm files for the above mentioned packages and just install them on the local machine using some sort of script. I can assume that i either have a zip file or a folder containig all the required .pm files.
So i think what i want to do is just like PPM i want to use a PPD file and install a package. I have all the .pm files i need and also the html docs that come but i dont know how to use PPD. I read about Activepersl PPM PPD package but didnt find sufficient information to construct my self a solution.
I dont want to simply copy over the .pm files in the C:\Perl\lib folder i want to do it in the way that PPM does so all the files are stored properly with the correct version and i can test that the package works. Because when i just copy over the files manuall and open the PPM gui it still shows i have SOAP::Lite 0.55 whereas i just copied the files for SOAP::Lite 0.69.
Thanks for the help.