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Are the Perl Power Tools still around? I'm trying to install them on Windows Server 2008 with Strawberry Perl. If I search the web I get:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ppt/

as first link, where I read "As of 2004-08-06, this project may now be found at http://ppt.perl.org". However http://ppt.perl.org is not working.

So I tried on CPAN and found

http://search.cpan.org/~sdague/ppt-0.12/PPT.pm

However if I try from cpan command line to install them with "install Bundle::PPT", I get the following:

Warning: Cannot install Bundle::PPT, don't know what it is.
Try the command

    i /Bundle::PPT/

to find objects with matching identifiers.

Running i /Bundle::PPT/ as suggested results in:

No objects found of any type for argument /Bundle::PPT/

Where can I get and how to install Perl Power Tools on Windows?

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I couldn't install it with cpan either, but it worked with cpanminus if I was willing to skip the tests.

cpan App::cpanminus
cpanm Bundle::PPT

Note: I don't use Bundle::PPT, but I do use strawberry, and I'm just trying to help you get it installed.

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I've been updating the Perl Power Tools for the modern versions of perl, and I have given the distribution a better name: PerlPowerTools. You should be able to install that distribution directly.

Part of my work is to test the code. Some of it is broken, some of it doesn't work with newer perls, and some of it has dependencies that were never specified.

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