I am using MS Windows SP2.
I should like to share my positive and negative experience with the PPM (Perl Package Manager) with the community.
For a reason I uninstalled Perl from my computer and installed again. After installation only DBI was present, and for Mysql the DBD::mysql module was necessary. I vainly browsed the PPM suggested repositories, nowhere was available. At the end, I unactivated in PPM all the repositories but one, and I changed the active one, one after the other. At every repository I typed after the command prompt in a command window: ppm install DBD-mysql and hit enter. At the uwinnipeg this was successful, the module was downloaded, although very slowly, as with a modem (I'm using ADSL) and installed successfully. The negative experience is that PPM looks like not perfect. The positive is that at the end PPM helped to solve the problem.
With regards idbgy