I have read many other threads in this forum, and searched google, and I can't get ppm to work. I'm on windows xp using the zip install of xampp. I have tried editing several of the relevant config files because, for some weird reason, "c:" was appended before all my paths. I fixed that, and when I try to install perlmagick, ppm says "no suitable installation target found for package Image-Magick." I can't find anything on Google that says how to tell ppm where the correct paths are to install packages! Lots of people have this problem, and it's a known bug with xampp!
Please, if anyone can help. Also, to the wonderful people who make xampp, please please please fix ppm! It's like having windows without windows update, or linux without aptget or similar. Please! The response on this board has been disappointing so far. It seems that people don't take this problem seriously, or are not seriously considering this as a necessary fix to xampp. IT IS!
xampp is supposed to be friendly - I think it's almost 100% friendly. Keep up the good work!