Help downloading DBD-ODBC

Posted by jvo2007 on 2007-02-14 07:50
Forums: PPM | OS: Windows XP Pro

I am having trouble downloading DBD-ODBC to my computer so that I can have perl connect to a local SQL Server database. When searching the web, there are many instruction sets telling me to enter the simple command:

ppm install DBD-ODBC

I go to the \perl\lib directory and execute that command and I get the following error:

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C:\Documents and Settings\jvo>cd \perl\lib

C:\Perl\lib>ppm install DBD-ODBC
Downloading ActiveState Package Repository packlist...failed 500 Can't connect t
o ppm4.activestate.com:80 (connect: Unknown error)
ppm install failed: Can't find any package that provide DBD-ODBC

C:\Perl\lib>
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If I try it again, I don't get the error about not being able to connect to the activestate server, it just says the following:

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C:\Perl\lib>ppm install DBD-ODBC
ppm install failed: Can't find any package that provide DBD-ODBC

C:\Perl\lib>
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Can anyone tell me what I might be doing wrong?

Thanks,

kevinw
ActiveState Staff
Wed, 2007-02-14 12:54

This appears to be a network issue. If you need to use a proxy server to reach the network you will need to set the HTTP_PROXY environment variable correctly. This is described here:

http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/docs/ActivePerl/5.8/faq/ActivePerl-faq2.html#ppm_and_proxies

Cheers,

kjw

liondron | Fri, 2010-10-22 11:47