PPM 3.4 / DBI Installation issue

Posted by kgthomps on 2014-06-04 06:10
Forums: PPM | OS: Windows Server 2003

We are using Perl 5.8.8 and need to install the DBI communication package (Oracle 11G Enterprise DB). When I launch PPM and issue the Install DBI command I get " Error: No valid repositories: Error: 404 Not Found"

PPM - Programmer's Package Manager version 3.4.
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Entering interactive shell. Using Term::ReadLine::Perl as readline library.

Type 'help' to get started.

ppm> Install DBI
Error: No valid repositories: Error: 404 Not Found

Firewall issue?
Note: I have added the HTTP_Proxy to the Environment variables, but not the ID/PW.

ActiveState Staff
Wed, 2014-06-04 08:29

The error message from PPM is correct. There are no servers for PPM 3. They have been decommissioned since 2010.

Even if they were still available, an Oracle 11g will need a newer version of DBD-Oracle and DBI than was ever available from PPM 3.

As a side benefit, the newer Perls will not only have the DBI module pre-installed, but will also have a pre-compiled DBD-Oracle for use with an Oracle 11g InstaClient.