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

creating repository

This should be simple enough. I am very much a beginner with my Perl familiarity. I need to create a restore document for a perl environment and I want to know hwo to create my own repository of pm modules I have installed. Questions 1
What files must I have to allow someone to do a fresh install of the packages already installed in my current environment?
I would like to build a local repository of the packages so that the DR person can install active state, start ppm, point it to a local repository and intall the packages. Can someone provide some quidence in this?

Missing sys/types.h

When attempting to build a downloaded perl module (e.g. Mime-Base64) I get the error:

C:\Perl\lib\CORE\perl.h(380) : fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'sys/types.h': No such file or directory.

Sure enough types.h does not exist in my installation (v5.8.6, Build 811).

How/Where do I get a copy of types.h?

Thanks in advance


Creating a custom package and PPD for PPM

I followed instructions from here http://jenda.krynicky.cz/perl/PPM.html on how to create my own package. I generated the package.tar.gz of my blib dir and included it inside modulename.tar.gz and the ppd files and placed them in my local repository. I opened up the Perl Package Manager gui (version 4.01 for ActivePerl and Clicked Edit->Preferences to add my local repository (at C:/Perl/site/local_repository). My repository was found and my module name was found. I selected the module for install and pressed the green right arrow in upper right corner to install it.

HPUX problem installing modules

I'm running a second installation of perl on and was trying to install
Bundle::CPAN. Some modules installed and some did not. The Bundle summary
provides the list of those that did not. I also need the modules for DBD::mysql
and DBI to install. I figure if I can correct the problems associated with
installing these I'll understand what settings are needed in my cpan,
makefile.pl, and build modules.

I don't know if this is the source of the problem but there is an error message
/usr/bin/sh: gcc: Execute permission denied.
*** Error exit code 1

Proc::ProcessTable not found

I am trying to create an executable of a program which uses a package
that indirectly uses Proc::ProcessTable.pm. The error from PerlApp
7.0.0 is that it can't locate the package. THEN IT GOES AHEAD
and builds my .exe anyway! What sense does that make??. All
I want is to build the .exe, but safely. To do that I have to install
the package. Cpan says it exists: "Proc::ProcessTable - Perl extension
to access the Unix Process Table" (Why the Unix process table is
being accessed is another mystery! This is Windows! I used no

perl ppm4 installation problem

when i was about to install tk::tablematrix, i got the following error can any one help me out in this regard,

C:\Perl>ppm install Tk-TableMatrix.ppd
Unpacking Tk-TableMatrix-1.23...done
Generating HTML for Tk-TableMatrix-1.23...done
Installing to site area...failed
ppm install failed: File conflict; package Tk already provide C:/Perl/site/lib/a

with thanks
mutturaj b

need GraphViz.pm put into PPM

I'm looking for a Windows install for GraphViz.pm I can't find it in PPM. Does anyone know where I can get it?

ppm install modules issue or should have ActiveDVD

I downloaded and installed ActivePerl but now require Net::Telnet module and having problems installing it using ppm install. http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/docs/ActivePerl-5.6/faq/ActivePerl-faq2...

I was wondering if there is another way of installing this module instead of ppm install libnet or telnet!? Is there any link where the package could be picked and saved on the hard drive and install it as I need a copy of it to be installed on a PC that is not connected to the internet!?

ActivePerl on OS X - assistence with installation

Hi all,

I am very sorry to bother you, but atm I start to pullout my hairs out of my head in frustration.

I have worked a lot using Activeperl and Komodo on a WinXP system, but recently my boss gave me a Mac PowerBook Pro that runs OS X 10.4. Needless to say that getting to grips with Unix is hard, but I have been unable to get my Perl/Komodo development environment to work. I would like to request some assistence for this.

What have I done:

1. Install ActivePerl (installs to /usr/local/ActivePerl-5.8/)

can't install file::copy::recursive

Running windows xp,
ActivePerl which I have installed using msi.

When I try ppm install file::copy::recursive I get the following error

Read a PPD for 'file-copy-recursive', but it is not intended for this build of Perl (MSWin32-x86-multi-thread)

Any ideas? Obviously whatever I have downloaded is not compatible with XP, so any ideas where I get the compatible version...