williamp has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello Monks,
I want to install modules on my windows box and use them with activestate. I tried using the ppm and followed the register setup information I found on your site. However when asked to search for modules it still returned that it could not find them.
I downloaded the windows versions module zipfiles manually. My question is;
Is the manual install simply a matter of creating a directory of the correct name and path and dropping the module into it? Thank you very much for your help

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Re: Installing modules
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Apr 14, 2004 at 06:09 UTC
Re: Installing modules
by iburrell (Chaplain) on Apr 14, 2004 at 18:34 UTC
    What modules are you trying to install? It is possible they are not packaged by Activestate so they won't be found in the default repositories. There are a couple of third-party repositories that have more modules. What commands did you use?

    What zip files did you download? I am guessing you got the pre-built binaries from ActiveState. It is better to install those through PPM. If you also get the .ppd file, you can do a command-line ppm install. But if you downloaded them, then this means they exist in the repository and should be found through PPM.