Welcome to the ActiveState Community! and sorry to hear you’re having trouble. I just tried to install your project on my Windows 10 system by:
Opening a CMD window
Pasting the following command and hitting return: state activate --default emerth2-org/Perl-5.32.1-Windows
Here’s the output I recieved:
C:\Users\Administrator>state activate --default emerth2-org/Perl-5.32.1-Windows
Updating State Tool from 0.36.0-SHA7219a5e to 0.37.0-SHA6354096.
• Installing Update... ✔ Done
Update installed. Forwarding input to updated State Tool.
█ Creating a Virtual Environment for your Project's Packages
Setting Up Runtime
Resolving Dependencies ✔ Done
✔ All dependencies have been installed and verified
As you noted “something happened” is not a very useful error message. Some common things to check:
Make sure your computer is connected the internet and not blocked by a firewall
Ensure you follow the steps I’ve listed above
If the first two steps are true in your case, you might want to try manually updating the state tool before you try installing your project again. You can update the state tool by running state update
That looks like your current working directory is inside the Program Files folder tree for Visual Studio. That’s a path which you probably can’t write to, and “Could not figure out what path to use” generally means that the State Tool can’t find a suitable folder it can write runtime into. Your personal folders are more likely to be writable.