Environment: ActivePerl on WinXP, Eclipse, EPIC, all behaving normal. I tried installing PadWalker using PPM from the command (as well as the GUI). In both cases it finds the module but complains that unpacking failed (messages below). Am I doing anything wrong?
Synchronizing Database … done
PadWalker marked for install
Installing package …
Downloading PadWalker-1.92 … done
Unpacking PadWalker-1.92 … failed
ERROR: Can't extract files from C:\DOCUME~1\userX\LOCALS~1\Temp\ppm-Soxytd/PadWalker-1.92.tgz
I also downloaded 1.92 and WinRAR cannot unpack it either-something must be wrong. Then I downloaded 1.91 and WinRAR unpacks it w/o errors. How can I get PPM to install version 1.91? I tried all kinds of things on the command line (full path, put it under perl\lib, etc) and it still complains that it cannot find a package that has it..
If ActiveState's version doesn't work, maybe try installing from the Bribes de Perl repository? The .tar.gz archives there seem ok.
ppm install http://www.bribes.org/perl/ppm/PadWalker.ppd
Thanks for the suggestion (very quick, too…!). I tried it and had the same problem. Then I tried on another machine at home and the whole thing worked flawlessly. I suspect that the firewall at my workplace was corrupting the file, although I did not experiment enough to prove it conclusively.