PPM not seeing active Area

Posted by babbler on 2008-06-29 22:06
Forums: PPM | OS: OS X

PPM is not allowing me to activate an area. On startup I get the warning:

"All activated install areas are read only. You cannot currently install or remove packages. Try enabling the unitialized Areas in the Preferences dialog"

Preferences shows me an empty Areas window (on 2nd try)

Any ideas ?


PPM v4.02
Mac osx 10.5.3 (Leopard)

env shows the line;
The lib folder gives r/w to everyone.

ls -le in the perl dir shows
total 0
drwxrwxrwx 2 myname staff 68 29 Jun 16:56 lib

Pam_82 | Mon, 2008-06-30 08:13

Are you logged in as an administrator?

babbler | Tue, 2008-07-01 08:01


theorik | Wed, 2008-09-03 01:30

I've got the same problem (OSX 10.5.4). However, working in a terminal works:

(see http://ASPN.ActiveState.com/ASPN/docs/ActivePerl/5.8/bin/ppm.html)

  sudo ppm area list

shows the areas. I think I did a

sudo ppm area init site

but I'm not sure. Installation/searching etc. work; after

ppm area init Library

, the GUI installation works, but even though I'm using sudo, the packets wind up in my personal home. Sudoing and installing from the command line, the "site" area is used. A Bug?


ActiveState Staff
Fri, 2008-09-19 15:03