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Re: How to install Spreadsheet::ParseExcel and HTM

From: Marko Faldix <marko.faldix(at)>
Date: Mon Jan 26 2004 - 15:36:23 GMT

a few problems are solved!

> On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 04:41:49AM -0800, Marko Faldix wrote:
> > > >   ppm install Spreadsheet-ParseExcel

This didn't work for me - I had error message "Panic: Can't find bfs
section" whenever I called ppm on commandline.
Then I was a litte bit confused and thought it was the fact which was
mentioned during installation of ActivePerl-5.8 about ppm and licensing...

> > > This should work if you don't know the module name:
> > >   ppm install Spreadsheet::ParseExcel
> >
> > ppm requires a license of ASPN Perl. Seems to be a new fact.

.. but it is not right. Only profile functionality requires license; ppm
works without it.

> Not ppm.  That's part of their ActivePerl free download.  Do you have a
> URL that shows that has changed?


After cleaning installation of ActivePerls ppm works now as easy as it was
an cpan installation under linux. I wasted no time and installed immediately

ppm> install Spreadsheet-ParseExcel

After reindexing I got all Microsoft Excel documents into it. The original
Open Office Org Table Document was not indexed, but it wasn't promised, or
should it be?

Marko Faldix
Received on Mon Jan 26 07:36:30 2004