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How to Install DBI (any module in fact !) using ppm under Activeperl

How to Install DBI (any module in fact !) using ppm under Activeperl

How to Install DBI (any module in fact !) using ppm under Activeperl

I've just installed the activeperl 5.6 under Win 98.
I subsequently tried to install DBI module so that I could connect to the personal
Oracle 7.3 installed on my P.C. (Pentium 200 MMx )132 Mb Ram;
I'm connected to the internet thru a socks proxy-server on a LAN.
I therefore used the SET HTTP_proxy=;
as instructed in the docs .I subsequently used ppm to install DBI
I gave install DBI at the ppm prompt and all that I get is this mesg
HTTP POST failed 500 (Can't connect to;;80 (Bad Hostname
SOAP method call at SOAPClient.pm line 22
Can anyone HELP !?


RE: How to Install DBI (any module in fact !) using ppm under Activeperl

I think the problem is in how the proxy's address was setup. A valid address through a proxy may look like (where x = some number) xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xx or in your case, ; I believe that the semi-colon is either misplaced or should be put at the end of your comment as a line separator.

I wouldn't worry about the SOAP comment.  PPM uses an address like:  soap://www.activestate.com/cgibin/SOAP/ppmserver.plex?class=PPM::SOAPServer ; when it auto installs a package.

good luck,

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