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Re^5: Unable to enable - trying to add repositories to PPM (ActivePerl 5.12)

by marto (Chancellor)
on Nov 16, 2010 at 14:42 UTC ( #871749=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Unable to enable - trying to add repositories to PPM (ActivePerl 5.12)
in thread Unable to enable - trying to add repositories to PPM (ActivePerl 5.12)

So the full error message is:

"All activated install areas are read-only. You cannot currently install or remove packages. Try enabling the uninitialized Areas in the Preferences dialog"

I don't use ActiveState and have never used the PPM GUI, have you tried the advice above for enabling these areas? Also, read the FAQ entry for this.


Comment on Re^5: Unable to enable - trying to add repositories to PPM (ActivePerl 5.12)
Re^6: Unable to enable - trying to add repositories to PPM (ActivePerl 5.12)
by elef (Friar) on Nov 16, 2010 at 15:02 UTC
    I don't think that issue is (was) connected to the problem with adding repositories.
    When I first started PPM, it gave me the "read-only" error and the issue could not be solved from the PPM menu. I closed PPM and started it again by launching ppm.bat as admin (from the right-click context menu), and the issue went away. This way, I can install modules from the Activestate repository. I'm fairly confident that this was just a Win7 permissions issue, although I have to say it's a pretty nasty bug. I'm logged in as admin so it's not that.

    Anyway, I only mentioned this bug in passing; the main issue is the inability to add repositories. Anyone have a suggestion?

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