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PPM: Cant find any packages that provides MinGW ?!

by AlexTape (Monk)
on Sep 09, 2013 at 13:51 UTC ( #1053014=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
AlexTape has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

omniscient monks,

im exhausted by installing cpan/ppm support for activestate perl 5.16.1 on a windows machine..
C:\>perl -v This is perl 5, version 16, subversion 1 (v5.16.1) built for MSWin32-x +86-multi-t hread (with 1 registered patch, see perl -V for more detail) Copyright 1987-2012, Larry Wall Binary build 1601 [296175] provided by ActiveState http://www.ActiveSt Built Aug 30 2012 20:08:55 Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License + or the GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source ki +t. Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found +on this system using "man perl" or "perldoc perl". If you have access to + the Internet, point your browser at, the Perl Home Pa +ge. C:\>perl -V Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 16 subversion 1) configuration +: Platform: osname=MSWin32, osvers=5.2, archname=MSWin32-x86-multi-thread uname='' config_args='undef' hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=undef useithreads=define, usemultiplicity=define useperlio=define, d_sfio=undef, uselargefiles=define, usesocks=und +ef use64bitint=undef, use64bitall=undef, uselongdouble=undef usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef Compiler: cc='cl', ccflags ='-nologo -GF -W3 -MD -Zi -DNDEBUG -O1 -DWIN32 -D +_CONSOLE - DNO_STRICT -DPERL_TEXTMODE_SCRIPTS -DUSE_SITECUSTOMIZE -DPERL_IMPLICIT +_CONTEXT - DPERL_IMPLICIT_SYS -DUSE_PERLIO -D_USE_32BIT_TIME_T', optimize='-MD -Zi -DNDEBUG -O1', cppflags='-DWIN32' ccversion='12.00.8168', gccversion='', gccosandvers='' intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=1234 d_longlong=undef, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=8 ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='__int64 +', lseeksi ze=8 alignbytes=8, prototype=define Linker and Libraries: ld='link', ldflags ='-nologo -nodefaultlib -debug -opt:ref,icf -l +ibpath:"C: \Perl516\Perl\lib\CORE" -machine:x86' libpth=\lib libs=oldnames.lib kernel32.lib user32.lib gdi32.lib winspool.lib +comdlg32.l ib advapi32.lib shell32.lib ole32.lib oleaut32.lib netapi32.lib uuid. +lib ws2_32 .lib mpr.lib winmm.lib version.lib odbc32.lib odbccp32.lib comctl32.l +ib msvcrt. lib perllibs=oldnames.lib kernel32.lib user32.lib gdi32.lib winspool.l +ib comdlg 32.lib advapi32.lib shell32.lib ole32.lib oleaut32.lib netapi32.lib u +uid.lib ws 2_32.lib mpr.lib winmm.lib version.lib odbc32.lib odbccp32.lib comctl +32.lib msv crt.lib libc=msvcrt.lib, so=dll, useshrplib=true, libperl=perl516.lib gnulibc_version='' Dynamic Linking: dlsrc=dl_win32.xs, dlext=dll, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags=' ' cccdlflags=' ', lddlflags='-dll -nologo -nodefaultlib -debug -opt: +ref,icf - libpath:"C:\Perl516\Perl\lib\CORE" -machine:x86' Characteristics of this binary (from libperl): Compile-time options: HAS_TIMES HAVE_INTERP_INTERN MULTIPLICITY PERLIO_LAYERS PERL_DONT_CREATE_GVSV PERL_IMPLICIT_CONTEXT PERL_IMPLICIT_SYS PERL_MALLOC_WRAP PERL_PRESERVE_IVUV PL_OP_SLAB +_ALLOC USE_ITHREADS USE_LARGE_FILES USE_LOCALE USE_LOCALE_COLLATE USE_LOCALE_CTYPE USE_LOCALE_NUMERIC USE_PERLIO USE_PERL_ATOF USE_SITECUSTOMIZE Locally applied patches: ActivePerl Build 1601 [296175] Built under MSWin32 Compiled at Aug 30 2012 20:08:55 %ENV: PERL_HOME="C:\Perl516\Perl" @INC: C:/Perl516/Perl/site/lib C:/Perl516/Perl/lib . C:\>cpan It looks like you don't have a C compiler and make utility installed. + Trying to install dmake and the MinGW gcc compiler using the Perl Package Man +ager. This may take a a few minutes... ppm.bat install failed: Can't find any package that provides MinGW It looks like the installation of dmake and MinGW has failed. You wil +l not be able to run Makefile commands or compile C extension code. Please +check your internet connection and your proxy settings! cpan shell -- CPAN exploration and modules installation (v2.00) Enter 'h' for help. cpan> ←[31mCaught SIGINT, trying to continue←[0m ←[32mLockfile removed.←[0m Terminate batch job (Y/N)? y C:\>ppm install MinGW ppm install failed: Can't find any package that provides MinGW C:\>
so.. what i dont mind of?!
it looks like ppm is not able to fetch the repository.. but i dont know how to fix that?!
kindly, perlig

edit: proxy is already set
edit: its not only about MinGW - ppm is not able to install -ANY- package..

$perlig =~ s/pec/cep/g if 'errors expected';

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Re: PPM: Cant find any packages that provides MinGW ?!
by Random_Walk (Prior) on Sep 09, 2013 at 13:56 UTC

    Are you behind a proxy? If so try setting the http_proxy environment variable. and test ppm is happy with your settings.


    Pereant, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt!
      yes, i set HTTP_proxy in cmd env, but wont work.. cpan is able to i/foo/ but ppm is still in the dark ~
      $perlig =~ s/pec/cep/g if 'errors expected';

        As MinGW is not really a Perl package but a compiler you might want to try to install it manually from

        i set HTTP_proxy on the PATH env, but wont work

        So, you have damaged $ENV{'PATH'}, but $ENV{'HTTP_proxy'} is still missing, and things don't work as expected. Perhaps you should read and understand Random_Walk's posting.


        Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)
Re: PPM: Cant find any packages that provides MinGW ?! (verbosity debugging tracing logging)
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 09, 2013 at 21:19 UTC
      awesome! thank you! :)
      $perlig =~ s/pec/cep/g if 'errors expected';
Re: PPM: Cant find any packages that provides MinGW ?!
by gri6507 (Deacon) on Sep 09, 2013 at 18:03 UTC
    im exhausted by installing cpan/ppm support for activestate perl 5.16.1 on a windows machine..

    I know this is not a direct answer to your question, but for what it's worth, I have had only limited luck with finiding the desired ppm's for ActiveState Perl on Windows. Instead, I use Strawberry Perl which seems to have no problems at all using the CPAN module to install and compile everything I throw at it.

Re: PPM: Cant find any packages that provides MinGW ?!
by syphilis (Chancellor) on Sep 09, 2013 at 23:10 UTC

    No problem here in downloading from ActiveState's 5.16 repo:
    C:\sisyphusion>ppm install Math::FFT Downloading ActiveState Package Repository packlist...done Updating ActiveState Package Repository database...done Downloading Math-FFT-1.28...done Unpacking Math-FFT-1.28...done Generating HTML for Math-FFT-1.28...done Updating files in site area...done 6 files installed C:\sisyphusion>ppm repo list id pkgs name 1 14693 ActiveState Package Repository (1 enabled repository)
    This would further indicate that your problem is a configuration/connection issue (as has already been suggested).
    Run ppm help for documentation regarding commands you can run that might help you work out what has gone wrong.