MinGW package is 404 not found for version 5.24 of PERL activestate.

Posted by slm777 on 2016-09-13 01:36
Forums: PPM | OS: Windows 10

Hi all,

I cannot install MinGW / dmake right now using Perl 5.24. I am using the command:

ppm install MinGW

The error in the cmd window shows:

Downloading MinGW-4.6.3...not found
ppm install failed: 404 Not Found

This URL below is 404 not found (taken from the ppm log after failure to install):

The folder "-" is missing from the site. It is present in previous versions of the PERL folders (5.22).

Perhaps this folder has been deleted by accident? Or am I making a mistake?

Cheers in advance for your help,

ActiveState Staff
Tue, 2016-09-13 07:57

slm777 | Tue, 2016-09-13 08:29

Hi Graham,

Thanks for the info - we installed 5.22 now and it is working fine.

There is nothing on the homepage that calls out that 5.24 is in development and that 5.22 is the best known release. Perhaps you could mark that in some way, it would save others falling into the same mistake that I did.

Anyways, all sorted now.

Many thanks again for such a quick reply.

andygrundman | Tue, 2016-09-13 08:55

I could have sworn I fixed this already, I'll check on it ASAP.