Perl package manager

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Perl Package Manager (PPM) is a Perl utility intended to simplify the tasks of locating, installing, upgrading and removing software packages. It can determine if the most recent version of a software package is installed on a system, and can install or upgrade that package from a local or remote host.[1][2]

PPM is widespread on Microsoft Windows systems, which often lack the C and C++ compilers necessary to build some Perl modules. Popular ActiveState's ActivePerl distribution comes with PPM included, other distributions can use PPM after acquiring and building PPM module from CPAN.[3]

PPM uses so called “PPM Repositories”, collections of pre-compiled modules. These repositories contain a large variety of modules, published on CPAN.[4]

As of ActivePerl 5.28, PPM is no longer supported.[5]


  1. ^ Yevgeny Menaker; Michael Saltzman; Robert J. Oberg (2003). Programming Perl in the .NET Environment. Prentice Hall. pp. 155–156. ISBN 9780130652065.
  2. ^ Dave Roth (2002). Win32 Perl Programming: The Standard Extensions. New Riders Press. pp. 13–16. ISBN 9781578702169.
  3. ^ Paul Hoffman (2011). Perl For Dummies. Wiley. ISBN 9781118085189.
  4. ^ David N. Blank-Edelman (2000). Perl for System Administration. O'Reilly Media. p. 6. ISBN 9781565926097.
  5. ^ "Goodbye PPM, Hello State Tool". July 23, 2019.

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