For some reasons, some Perl packages cannot be found or installed via internet. Fortunately you can download the packages and install them manually.

To install Perl packages on hard drive

First you need to know which one you are going to install.

For example, to install db_file, click here to find the file called DB_File.zip and download it to your hard drive.

Now run PPM (C:\Perl\bin\ppm.bat or D:\Perl\bin\ppm.bat or YourPerlDir\bin\ppm.bat)

Assume that the DB_File.zip has been extracted to C:\Download

Type install C:\download\DB_File\DB_File.ppd

The ppm will ask you if you want to install, type y and press enter.

That's it, I hope this can help.