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Wednesday July 13, 2005
04:43 AM

Fiddling with PPM

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I'm trying to install Template toolkit and a few other modules on a Windows production machine (no VC++).

But, no luck, the PPM at ActiveState isn't built because of a dependency on AppConfig, and when I try to install it from the OpenInteract repository, the install fails for the same reason. And when I try to ppm install AppConfig, that doesn't work... hmmm.

What to do?

I'll make my own PPM with PPM::Make.

perl -MCPAN -e "get AppConfig"

cd to /.cpan/build/AppConfig-1.56

make_ppm -z

Copy the files to the machine and

ppm install AppConfig.ppd

Now the Template-Toolkit installation wants to install File-Spec (for some reason) and fails. Ok, so I'll just make a PPM for the entire Template module and install that.

It works.

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  • When I needed it, I used OpenInteract's install:
            ppm> set repository oi
            ppm> install AppConfig
            ppm> set repository oi
            ppm> install Template-Toolkit
    • I tried to add the repository, didn't work.

      Can't remember the exact error message, but it complained about not finding File::Spec or something, which is weird since it's core, but I think maybe isn't in tip top shape at the moment which may complicate things.
  • I'm pretty sure that the much larger (and better-maintained) theoryx repository now has both AppConfig and Template-Toolkit. If not let me know and I'll see about the File-Spec message.