PPM downloads for Community Edition?

Posted by givisr555 on 2013-09-24 12:45
Forums: PPM | OS: Windows 7

I have the free Community version of Active Perl (Version 5.16) installed on my PC. I am trying to use CPAN to install the Path-Class package, but I can no longer connect to the ppm4.activestate.com:80 server when PPM attempts to download the package. Are all CPAN packages now banned from the shareware community? I have successfully used PPM to install MooseX and other packages from your server in the past. What has changed?

grahams
ActiveState Staff
Thu, 2013-10-10 08:50

It's not clear from your post which of the two tools you are using.

"cpan" doesn't use the PPM servers, and it would be attempting to connect to the URLs for CPAN. If you have one, your proxy server/firewall might not be allowing that.

Nothing should have changed for 5.16 PPM on our end. ppm4.activestate.com:80 has been getting redirected to https for years. Is your proxy server configured in a way that will allow redirects?