ppm install failed: 407 Proxy Authentication Required

Posted by Ginzel on 2008-04-17 23:15
Forums: PPM | OS: Windows XP Pro


I have set env.variables

SET HTTP_proxy=http://VSISA.DS.KB.CZ:8080
SET HTTP_proxy_user=hginzel
SET HTTP_proxy_pass=MyDomainPassword

and run ppm

C:\TEMP\p>ppm install http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/ppms/mod_perl-2.ppd

ppm install failed: 407 Proxy Authentication Required

What should I do?

How to check, that ppm tried to authenticate?

How to debug where is the problem?

How to check for type and version of proxy.

I cannot not await support from providers IT.

Hans Ginzel

MarcZ | Fri, 2008-04-18 12:47

some proxies do not support the older style of authentication.

In that case, you can manually look for the modules using your web browser in:


an example for perl build 822 :


and install from zip as stated in the ActivePerl 822 help files:

Using Zip Files
As an alternate method for installing packages, you can download zip files for the packages that you need from http://ppm.activestate.com/PPMPackages/zips/. To use these files:

Unzip the package to a temporary directory.
Install the package by specifying the ppd file directly:
ppm install c:\tmp\module-name.ppd
Some modules have dependencies that may cause them to fail to install if those packages are not available in a repository that PPM is connected to. You can use the ppm describe command to see what dependencies the package has, but those packages may have their own dependencies.

Or look into one of the other available repositories at other sites.

thecoolside | Thu, 2010-09-09 22:42

Obviously, i have already an activestate account. However, what do i need to use to access the zip downdable packages?


ActiveState Staff
Fri, 2010-09-24 15:54