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Re^2: Installing CPAN modules without using 'ppm'by LittleGreyCat (Scribe)
|on Jun 26, 2006 at 10:42 UTC||Need Help??|
Thanks for the suggestion about Mini::CPAN.
I thought I was sorted, but today on further testing I have realised that I was hopelessly over-optimistic.
I have just twigged that a 'ppm' repository and a 'CPAN' repository seem to be different, even though you can find modules from CPAN in the ActiveState 'ppm' repository.
My original problem was that I couldn't install some modules downloaded from CPAN and also couldn't install some modules interactively using 'MCPAN'. However I could install using 'ppm'.
I hadn't realised that 'ppm' uses the ActiveState repository and not the CPAN mirrors.
I may have to backtrack and fix my CPAN problems after all.