PPM preference

Posted by elim on 2013-12-18 10:32
Forums: PPM | OS: Windows XP Pro

Just downloaded and installed activeperl 5.16.3.

Trying to add DBD::mysql and found that I cannot change ppm preferences. /Perl/site/lib is unlocked but /Perl/lib is locked.

That means ppm won't put mysql.pm to /Perl/lib/DBD/ but /Perl/site/lib/DBD

Will this work without change perl script? If not, is there any way to put the module to /Perl/lib (unlock the area?)

Thanks a lot

ActiveState Staff
Wed, 2013-12-18 14:57

You don't want to change that.

Site/lib is set to have preference. This means the modules PPM adds as upgrades are used in preference to the original versions supplied in the installer. If for some reason the upgrade is broken, you can uninstall the site version and fall back to the pre-installed one.