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Peter Scott
February 8, 2001 11:40
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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At 05:00 PM 2/8/01 -0200, Branden wrote:
>I wrote:
> > I think zip is the way to go! Is there any
> > platform/license or any other restricting issues we should care about zip?
> > Is it ported to all platforms Perl currently runs on? Is there a Perl
> > for handling zips?
>Aren't we re-inventing the wheel here? It strikes me now that ActiveState's
>ActivePerl comes with PPM, or `Perl Package Manager'. AFAIK, it's only for
>downloading from ActiveState's site, and it only handles installing of
>individual modules (althought it checks dependencies and fetches needed
>modules as well, but it doesn't solve the problem for scripts/programs).
>Anyone of ActiveState there? Can't we adapt PPM so that it handles what's
>needed? Or is it too different from what we want? Does it use zip or
>tar/gzip or other?

Eh?  I thought PPM was simply "perl -MCPAN -e install" for Windows users, 
pointed to a set of modules which have XS content that they'd had to fiddle 
with to port to Win32.

Peter Scott
Pacific Systems Design Technologies

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