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February 9, 2005, 7:03 pm
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so I put the ActiveState Perl installation file and html version of
perldocs on it.
Suppose I am at a friend's house telling him about how great Perl is
and he wants it installed. I then try to run one of my programs and a
needed module is missing. His internet connection is down. I have the
needed module install files on my memory stick which were downloaded
from cpan. Do I have to use ppm to install? Do they have to be in ppm
format? What if I install them on my machine and then copy my lib
directory and carry that with me? As far as compilation, I will
probably only be using them on Windows XP machines anyway.
Re: installing modules to ActiveState Perl from cpan downloads
> Nevermind. Sorry, I found the ppms I need at:
> http://ppm.activestate.com/PPMPackages/zips/8xx-builds-only/Windows /
Make sure you also have the actual module. If you open up a .ppd file in a
text editor, you'll see its an xml file that describes what needs to be done
to intall the module. To do what you want, you'll need to download the
..tar.gz file the .ppd file references, and then change the .ppd file to
point at the local .tar.gz file. You also cant forget about dependencies.
This part can get really confusing if you try to do it all by hand.