64-bit ActivePerl missing most PPM modules?

Posted by furry_marmot on 2010-02-05 15:06
Forums: PPM | OS: Windows Vista

Hi,

Last year I purchased a laptop with 64-bit Vista on it. A month ago (early Jan 2010) I saw that you had a 64-bit perl, so I downloaded it to try. It works fine, but when I tried in install my usual collection of modules from the ActiveState repository, I noticed that there were a LOT that were missing, even ones that I knew to be pure perl.

Is this a temporary situation? It seems to me that pretty much any module that doesn't have XS or other binary components should be able to be copied to the 64-bit repository without even checking.

Thanks,

Kristin

grahams
ActiveState Staff
Mon, 2010-02-08 17:04

furry_marmot | Tue, 2010-02-09 04:59

Sorry. Can't believe I left that out. It was 5.10.1.1006

grahams
ActiveState Staff
Fri, 2010-02-19 16:10

Build 1006 isn't supported any longer, but even if you are still using it you should be able to see the status of your connection at the bottom of the PPM GUI when you start it up.

The 64-bit Windows version of build 1006 shipped with 198 modules pre-installed, and has access to a total of 12358 64-bit ready to use modules as of Feb 19.

If your status bar shows a different number, you may not have the URL for the ActiveState repository configured correctly. There are no non-ActiveState repositories for 64-bit Windows at the moment, so if you have turned off the ActiveState repostory, you would get no others offered.

You may also have a firewall or a proxy server between you and the PPM system that prevents a connection. See the help documenation of PPM for how to set up your system to allow PPM to get through a proxy server.