Win32: what PPM repository to suggest in

Bruce Armstrong [TeamSybase] bruce.armstrong at
Fri Mar 12 03:00:37 UTC 2004

I've never found it too much of a problem to load the majority from ActiveState and get the rest from OpenInteract.  I would note, however, the the instructions in the documentation for getting the files from OpenInteract are wrong.  Where it indicates:
ppm repository add oi

I believe it should actually be:
ppm set repository oi

When I try to install the ones from Apache, I get:
Error installing package 'AppConfig': Read a PPD for 'AppConfig', but it is not
intended for this build of Perl (MSWin32-x86-multi-thread)
Is it because of the build of ActiveState I'm on?
David Miller <justdave at> wrote:
We're trying to make more friendly to Win32. Part of this is
having the "missing perl modules" output actually give the necessary
commands to use PPM to install the Perl modules if running on Win32.

The problem is: not all of the modules we require are available in
ActiveState's official PPM repository. Thus the patch on the
above-mentioned bug also changes the output to suggest using Apache's PPM

The call here is to get opinions on this from Windows folks of whether this
is a good repository to suggest, or if there's another we should be using?
We've recommended OpenInteract's repository for the Template and AppConfig
modules in the docs, but that was only because Template-Toolkit's site
suggests that one for obtaining Template Toolkit. And apparently
OpenInteract's site doesn't have some of the other modules.

Thoughts anyone?
Dave Miller Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System
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