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Perl: PPM: What is PPM? [Perl Package Manager]

Dec 27th, 2004 11:06
Knud van Eeden,


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--- Knud van Eeden --- 27 December 2004 - 00:28 am -------------------
Perl: PPM: What is PPM? [Perl Package Manager]
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PPM = Perl Package Manager
Perl Package Manager is a command line tool that you can
use to install e.g. Perl modules (like DBI database modules
for e.g. DB2, MySql, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, ...).
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This program connects to online package databases and allows searching
by package name or keyword.
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Packages consist of a
 .ppd
file which contains all the descriptive information about a package as
well as one or more gzipped tars
(one each for each build/OS).
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Once a search is performed, packages can be downloaded and
automatically extracted/installed.
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e.g. Type on the MSDOS command line
 ppm
 install DBD-MySql
to install the DBI module for MySql
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e.g. Type on the MSDOS command line
 ppm
 search DBI
to see all installed DBI packages
PPM also allows querying and maintenance of
installed packages including the ability to search for and install
updates. Packages can also be installed from a local directory rather
than a URL.
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Note:
The program is automatically installed if you download and install Perl
from the company 'ActiveState'.
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Note:
Make sure your '\Perl\bin' directory is in your path,
or else you get file not found when you type
ppm
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To run it type on the MSDOS command line
 ppm
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Internet: see also:
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ActivePerl: PPM, the Perl Package Manager
http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Downloads/ActivePerl/PPM/
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