Can't connect to ppm4.activestate.com:443

Running Perl v5.24. Trying to install the Spreadsheet-ParseXLSX package, but I keep getting the following connection error. I’m in a Windows 10 machine

C:\bin>ppm install Spreadshhet-ParseXLSX
Downloading ActiveState Package Repository dbimage…redirect
Downloading ActiveState Package Repository dbimage…failed 500 Can’t connect to ppm4.activestate.com:443
ppm install failed: Can’t find any package that provides Spreadshhet-ParseXLSX

HI @LarryE ,
Thank you for posting ! the team will advise shortly.
Regards.

@LarryE,

PPM has been retired in favor of the state tool. You can find some information regarding this below:

PPM repositories moved to the cloud a while ago, and when they did, they had to drop support for SSLv3.

Most old PPM clients cannot connect on a modern TLS 1.2 or 1.3 https connection, so pretty much all of the back catalog can’t use the PPM GUI clients provided.

You CAN still use your modern browser with support for TLS 1.3 to connect to the PPM repository, and manually download each ppmx file, one at a time. Then use the command line version of PPM to install from the files, as described in the manual pages for your old version.