Win32: what PPM repository to suggest in

Bruce Armstrong [TeamSybase] bruce.armstrong at
Wed Mar 17 19:58:05 UTC 2004

Got it.  I've just grabbed the tip and am checking it out.
Along the lines of documentation for the Windows weenies like me though, we could probably also use:
a. Instructions on using WinCVS to do a tip pull.  Took me about 20 mintues to figure out how to tell WinCVS I wanted the tip.
b.  More discussion in the configuration page on configuring Bugzilla under IIS (which I'm assuming most Windows users will end up using).
c.  Perhaps some discussion in the extra configuration page about using utilities like nnCron to implement cron capability on Windows, since it's not native to that platform.

David Miller <justdave at> wrote:
On 3/16/2004 3:32 PM -0800, Bruce Armstrong \[TeamSybase\] wrote:

>I'd see it as something that might just be addressed by expanding more in
>the OS-Specific Installation Notes. Those changes might also help cover
>some of the other issues I encountered trying to do an 2.17.7 install on
>window. I don't know if it's just an issue with the developers versions,
>but the following statements in generated errors when I ran
>it on Windows and had to be commented out:
> my $cvs_executable = `which cvs`;
> my $interdiff_executable = `which interdiff`;
> my $diff_binaries = `which diff`;
>Where I kept getting:
>'which' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable
>program or batch file.

I believe this is all fixed on the tip (after 2.17.7 was released).

Those are all conditional on $^O !~ /Win32/i now, as well as telling you to
use ppm instead of CPAN to get the modules (with mappings to the PPM
package names). That's what the bug was about that started this thread,
which has since been checked in since we decided we'd fix it later if
someone didn't like the PPM repo that was listed. :)

Right now it's also forking on the perl version and suggesting openinteract
if you have Perl 5.6.x or less and apache if you have 5.8.0 or newer
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