Can I use PPM with Strawberry Perl?

Posted by papageek on 2014-01-22 19:59
Forums: PPM | OS: Windows 7

I have been programming computers since 1967, hence the name PapaGeek. I am well versed in visual studio C++ and C#, but I am a relative Perl newbie.

I am working with Strawberry Perl, Eclipse, and Epic on Windows 7. The PPM package with Strawberry Perl, to be as polite as possible, sucks!

Can I run the Active State PPM process with my Strawberry Perl? If so, what are the steps that I need to follow to properly install it? Again, you are talking to a newbie, so write the answer like a chapter in “Perl for Dummies”.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Papa Geek

grahams
ActiveState Staff
Thu, 2014-02-06 10:03

ActivePerl PPM won't be portable to Strawberry.

CPAN has PPM v2.1.9, which might be what Strawberry is using already...
http://search.cpan.org/~murray/PPM-2.1.9/bin/ppm.pl

ActivePerls are using various PPM v4.x releases, which are our own updates.