Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl-Sensitive Sunglasses

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
"The messages from ppm are perhaps misleading; ppm is looking for either a package.lst or a package.xml file, not a literal "packlist" file. If it doesn't find either of these summary files, it will fetch and parse the ppd files within this directory, if there are any. The summary files are just there to save ppm downloading and parsing individual ppd files. Try making a local repository and populating it with some ppd files, and the corresponding .tar.gz or .zip archives referenced in the CODEBASE element, and see if that works."

This is what is confusing me.
I have a fully populated local PPM repository which works fine with the command line version of 'ppm' (in my 817 install).
When I point the 822 GUI at the same repository it does not appear to find anything to add to the list of packages waiting to be installed.

I may not be driving the GUI correctly but I expected all the packages in the PPM repository to be shown in the list of packages available to be installed.

Is it perhaps like the command line 'ppm' where you have to search on key words before anything appears?

Nothing succeeds like a budgie with no teeth.

In reply to Re^4: What is the format of a .packlist file for a PPM repository? by LittleGreyCat
in thread What is the format of a .packlist file for a PPM repository? by LittleGreyCat

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    [Discipulus]: good morning nuns and monks!

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others cooling their heels in the Monastery: (6)
    As of 2018-06-20 06:43 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?
      Should cpanminus be part of the standard Perl release?

      Results (116 votes). Check out past polls.