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Need a good PPM repository

numberwhun
3,503 Expert Mod 2GB
Ok, I am having to do a fair amount of coding on Windows as of late and am not completely satisfied with the default repository that ActiveState gives you. It does not tend to have all of the packages that are on CPAN, which is frustrating when you really need one of the packages that are missing from there.

So, I would love to know if anyone has any repositories that they use that actually contain all or 99 % of CPAN.

Thank you for your assistance and time!
Nov 8 '07 #1
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KevinADC
4,059 Expert 2GB
here is a repository you can add to PPM:

http://www.bribes.org/perl/ppm/
Nov 8 '07 #2
numberwhun
3,503 Expert Mod 2GB
Thanks! Added about 422 modules. Unfortunately not the one that I am looking for, but the more the merrier.

Thanks again Kevin!!


Jeff
Nov 8 '07 #3
numberwhun
3,503 Expert Mod 2GB
Just a quick note. I just found this repository and it contained the module that I needed.

I am still open to repositories if anyone has any.

Thanks!

Jeff
Nov 8 '07 #4
KevinADC
4,059 Expert 2GB
You might want to try strawberry perl, which uses CPAN instead of ppm repositories.

http://strawberryperl.com/
Nov 8 '07 #5
miller
1,089 Expert 1GB
List of repositories that I use:

Expand|Select|Wrap|Line Numbers
  1. C:\>ppm repo list
  2. ┌────┬──────┬────────────────────────────────┐
  3. │ id │ pkgs │ name                           │
  4. ├────┼──────┼────────────────────────────────┤
  5. │  1 │ 6906 │ ActiveState Package Repository │
  6. │  3 │  650 │ Theory 5.8                     │
  7. │  4 │  420 │ Bribes 5.8                     │
  8. └────┴──────┴────────────────────────────────┘
  9.  (3 enabled repositories)
  10.  
  11. C:\>ppm repo describe 1
  12. Id: 1
  13. Name: ActiveState Package Repository
  14. URL: http://ppm4.activestate.com/MSWin32-x86/5.8/819/package.xml
  15. Enabled: yes
  16. Last-Status: 304 Not Modified
  17. Last-Access: 5 weeks ago
  18. Refresh-In: overdue
  19. Last-Modified: 6 weeks ago
  20.  
  21. C:\>ppm repo describe 3
  22. Id: 3
  23. Name: Theory 5.8
  24. URL: http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/ppms/package.xml
  25. Enabled: yes
  26. Last-Status: 304 Not Modified
  27. Last-Access: 5 weeks ago
  28. Refresh-In: overdue
  29. Last-Modified: 7 weeks ago
  30.  
  31. C:\>ppm repo describe 4
  32. Id: 4
  33. Name: Bribes 5.8
  34. URL: http://www.bribes.org/perl/ppm/package.lst
  35. Enabled: yes
  36. Last-Status: 304 Not Modified
  37. Last-Access: 5 weeks ago
  38. Refresh-In: overdue
  39. Last-Modified: 8 weeks ago
  40.  
- Miller
Nov 8 '07 #6
numberwhun
3,503 Expert Mod 2GB
Good to see you again Miller! ;-) I hope that all is well!

Thanks for those repo's. I found in one of them the SMS::Send module that I was looking for and am going to have a look at it to ensure that it has what I need. The module I actually need is SMS::Send::US:Verizon, but I can only hope that it is part of that module.

Thanks again!

Regards,

Jeff
Nov 9 '07 #7
KevinADC
4,059 Expert 2GB
Last edited by Killer42 : Today at 02:03 AM. Reason: Activated link
Moderators are sooooo anal ! ;)
Nov 9 '07 #8
numberwhun
3,503 Expert Mod 2GB
You might want to try strawberry perl, which uses CPAN instead of ppm repositories.

http://strawberryperl.com/

Thanks Kevin! I wasn't aware of this version of Perl. I am definitely going to give it a shot as I am truly tired of ActiveState dictating what we have access to on the Windows platform. Hopefully this is much better than AS.

Regards,

Jeff
Nov 9 '07 #9

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