adding new repositories

Posted by jshieh on 2008-08-28 08:44
Forums: PPM | OS: Windows XP Pro

This was my first attempt in installing ActivePerl and adding new repositories via PPM Preferences.

I tried to add a site via PPM preference to CPan, the status report from Perl Package Manager appeared successful, though PPM preference reproted zero Pkgs loaded. (see screen shot)

What else is needed in order to have Net-Z3950-ZOOM, http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/M/MI/MIRK/Net-Z3950-ZOOM-1.24.tar.gz included in the repositories. I also have a few more to add. Thank you very much for your help.

**Jackie

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grahams
ActiveState Staff
Wed, 2008-09-17 16:08

It looks like you are trying to go directly to CPAN with PPM. CPAN stores its archives as source code, whereas PPM is expecting to find precompiled modules, so you can't point PPM directly at CPAN.

You are more likely to find what you are looking for at our new Beta PPM repositories:
http://ppm.activestate.com/beta/

Larry | Wed, 2008-10-15 06:52

Where can I find this to download Time::Ctime and Time::ParseDate into the PPM.

grahams
ActiveState Staff
Wed, 2009-02-18 11:55

Time::Ctime and Time::ParseDate were both rolled into Time-Modules in 2003. The last update for Time-Modules was in 2006. Other alternatives should be used.

grahams
ActiveState Staff
Wed, 2009-02-18 11:58