401 Authorization Required?

Posted by stevenwhl on 2013-03-07 21:14
Forums: PPM | OS: Windows 7

I have been using ppm ok for a long time. Suddely it requires authentication to access the ppm site. Why is this happening? Should I just wait for a while, and the problem will disappear?

Currently my Perl version is 5.10.0 on a Win64 machine.

kingcode | Fri, 2013-03-08 13:15

I also have the same problem starting afternoon on 3/7/2013.

What is going on????

S:\eda\install\perl>ppm rep
???????????????????????????????????????????????
? id ? pkgs ? name ?
???????????????????????????????????????????????
? 1 ? 16067 ? ActiveState Package Repository ?
???????????????????????????????????????????????
(1 enabled repository)

S:\eda\install\perl>ppm rep describe 1
Id: 1
Name: ActiveState Package Repository
URL: http://ppm4.activestate.com/MSWin32-x86/5.10/1007/package.xml
Enabled: yes
Last-Status: 401 Unauthorized
Last-Access: 1 minute and 50 seconds ago
Last-Modified: 35 weeks ago

yusufmoola | Sat, 2013-03-09 12:21

I also just got this 401 auth message under 5.10.. I uninstalled it completely, then downloaded and installed 5.16 and that is working fine.

kingcode | Mon, 2013-03-11 07:58

Well if I don't want to upgrade from 5.10.1 to 5.16.x, then this does not help. We should not be forced to upgrade in this case since the PPM has the issue/bug here.

evel | Mon, 2013-03-11 06:19

me too. looks for solution and feedback...

evel | Mon, 2013-03-11 07:20

Try using the CPAN shell

If you require a module that is not available via ppm, or you require a more recent version, you can build the module from CPAN sources. The CPAN shell is a command-line interface for fetching and building modules directly from CPAN archives. To run it, enter the following command:

cpan

Building modules from source requires the following components:

Windows:

Microsoft's nmake, which is available from: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q132084, or dmake, which is available from http://search.cpan.org/dist/dmake.
a C compiler (not required for 100% pure perl modules). Supported compilers are MicroSoft Visual C/C++ 6.0 and MinGW (gcc)

kingcode | Mon, 2013-03-11 07:56

I know about the CPAN shell, but that has nothing to do with my issue here. Using CAPN does not fix the ActiveState ppm repository problem. I am amazed that nobody from ActiveState has addressed this issue.

kingcode | Mon, 2013-03-11 07:55

I know about the CPAN shell, but that has nothing to do with my issue here. Using CAPN does not fix the ActiveState ppm repository problem. I am amazed that nobody from ActiveState has addressed this issue.

grahams
ActiveState Staff
Mon, 2013-03-11 08:44

This is happening due to Business Edition policy.

http://community.activestate.com/node/9565