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Trouble installing Tk using ppm.

by DigitalKitty (Parson)
on Apr 27, 2002 at 23:13 UTC ( #162571=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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


I'm using ActiveState;s perl 5.6.0 build and I seem to be unable to install the Tk module ( my manager is insisting on my using a win32 machine ). Here is my error msg:

C:\>ppm PPM interactive shell (2.1.5) - type 'help' for available commands. PPM> install Tk Installing package 'Tk'... Error installing package 'Tk': Could not locate a PPD file for package + Tk PPM>

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Re: Trouble installing a module using ppm.
by crazyinsomniac (Prior) on Apr 27, 2002 at 23:54 UTC
    I used to get that error message, and my solution, was to always "search" for a module before I install it.
    ppm> search Tk
    If that doesn't work, it usually means I've used ppm3 before, which usually messes up my ppm set up, so I check, by typing
    ppm>set rep
    to see what kind of repositories I have set up, and it usually tells me I have none, so I issue
    ppm>set rep default +ex?urn:/PPMServer
    which is the default PPM package repository after which i
    ppm> search Tk
    again , at which point everything is back to normal and I can safely
    ppm>install Tk
    which usually ( %95 of the time ) works.
Re: Trouble installing Tk using ppm.
by redemption (Sexton) on May 22, 2002 at 08:50 UTC
    get the Tk module from ActiveState, unzip it, and then do a $ ppm install Tk.ppd at your shell. Sometimes PPM doesn't work but this method definitely does.
Re: Trouble installing Tk using ppm.
by jdavidboyd (Friar) on Jul 07, 2002 at 19:49 UTC
    Upgrade to ActiveState Perl 5.6.1, as it comes with Tk already installed.

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