Class-Load version confusion

Posted by tdillman on 2012-12-03 12:10
Forums: PPM | OS: Windows 7

PPM is offering up Class-Load v0.19
PPM offers up Class-Load-XS v0.06 that requires Class-Load v0.20 claims Class-Load v0.20 is available but requires an enterprise account to download.

ActiveState Staff
Tue, 2012-12-04 16:18

shows that the current supported Perls, 5.14 and 5.16, both offer Class-Load v0.20.

Perl 5.12 has expired, and now needs a Business Edition (not an Enterprise Edition) license (the lock shows). Class-Load v0.20 is available with a license, except for OS X.

Perl 5.10 and 5.8 only offer Class-Load v0.19. This is because these two Perls are now so old that their repositories are frozen. No further updates are happening. OS X versions are frozen at the even older v0.06.

tdillman | Wed, 2012-12-05 06:09

Re-ran the PPM that came w/ my 64-bit v5.16.1 this morning to see if there were any changes. Still looking at Class-Load v0.19.

ActiveState Staff
Fri, 2012-12-07 12:49

The PPM GUI status bar at the bottom of the window shows how many modules are installed and how many are available. If those numbers are the same, you are not actually connecting to PPM. Proxies and firewalls are the usual culprits. There is an FAQ in the docs in ActivePerl and online for setting up access through a proxy or firewall.

tdillman | Mon, 2012-12-10 06:28

In the upgradable packages view:
15261 Packages
5 Listed
378 Installed

4 of those Listed are new this run, I like to keep my packages updated. Among them is the new Perl-Tidy released in the last week. The 1 Listed package that is not new is Class-Load-XS, which is looking for a current version of Class-Load.

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ActiveState Staff
Thu, 2012-12-13 16:32

and... I can see the same thing locally. Reporting a bug vs PPM, since the index page appears to be reporting valid information.