PPM

Discuss the Perl Package Manager (PPM) and other module installation methods

The old PPM FAQ

The old-style manuals had a useful FAQ for PPM. It can still be accessed, and still applies with newer version numbers.

http://docs.activestate.com/activeperl/5.20/

Upgrading from Perl < 5.14 using PPM vs upgrading from Perl >= 5.14 using PPM

The documentation for ActivePerl 5.8 through 5.12 still describes a process that only worked when upgrading from 5.6.x, or 5.8.8.817 and older, to a newer Perl.

The CPAN/PPM module "PPM::Profile" is only compatible with Perls using the old PPM version 3.x. It will not create a usable file from a Perl with PPM version 4.x.

Users upgrading from a 5.8 through 5.12 Perl should use a script instead of the old module. Thanks to user "berniec" for posting an example script in the Installation forum:

https://community.activestate.com/node/10420#comment-27084

PPM crashes after fresh install of Perl 5.16.3

On my Win 7/64-bit system, I did a clean uninstall of AS 5.16.1/64-bit, then a clean install of AS 5.16.3/64-bit.

When I then tried to run PPM, it immediately crashed.

I uninstalled, rebooted and reinstalled, same crash.

I uninstalled, deleted C:\Perl64 directory and then reinstalled, same crash.

I'm going to try 5.16.2 now. Any other suggestions?

Rick

PPM Access for Business Edition ActivePerl versions

There is an FAQ posted under the ActivePerl heading regarding 401 Authorization messages generated by PPM.

http://community.activestate.com/faq-list?tid=50

Trying to Install PAR-Packer

Hello,

I am trying to add some new packages to my Perl Installation. I was successfully able to add the PostScript-Convert package However, when I try to install the PAR-Packer package, I get the error message:
ppm install failed: Can't find any package that provides PAR-Packer.
I am using the command provided by the ActiveState PPM Index so I am not sure what is going on. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

Regards,
Jim Crust
Elliott Company

ImageMagick fails on accessing registry key (Exception 495: RegistryKeyLookupFailed `CoderModulesPath' @ error/module.c/GetMagic

Exception 495: RegistryKeyLookupFailed `CoderModulesPath' @ error/module.c/GetMagickModulePath/664

Perl: ActivePerl-5.26.1.2601-MSWin32-x64-404865
ImageMagick: ImageMagick-7.0.8-11-Q16-x64-static
ppm install PerlMagick

First note - The dynamic version of ImageMagick crashed on being unable to load the dll. That's why I switched to static.

A simple test script trying to read a .GIF produces the error above.

Thanks

Unable to use ImageMagick with 5.26

Perl: ActivePerl-5.26.1.2601-MSWin32-x64-404865
ImageMagick: ImageMagick-7.0.8-11-Q16-x64-dll
ppm install PerlMagick

I get the Dynaloader error with respect the image magick dll. Is there a fix?

SOAP-Lite not available in PPM

Anyone know why SOAP::Lite is not available in the ActiveState repository?

Trying to upgrade our systems to the current 5.26.1 version of ActivePerl, but SOAP::Lite is required by an application we must have.

I tried to install it using CPAN also, but the result was not usable (many compile issues on "require")

Thanks

mod_perl-2.0.ppd installation failed

When I try to install a mod_perl-2.0.ppd with command line:

ppm install http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/ppms/mod_perl-2.0.ppd

I am getting this error:

ppm install failed: 500 Can't connect to theoryx5.unwinnipeg.ca:80 (nodename nor servername provided, or not know)

Active perl version is 5.24.3. URL is unreachable in browser, so this repository no longer exists.

Can anyone help me fix this or to find appropriate repository ?

dbd-sqlite 1.56 build for perl 5.18 windows & linux 64-bit

DBD-SQLite came out with version 1.56. I was wondering when we could expect it to be built for perl 5.18 for Windows and Linux 64-bit. I couldn't find any information on the normal build schedule. Thanks for any information!