Author Topic: CB 17.12 - Problems to get an update list of mirrors in DevPak plugin !  (Read 674 times)

Offline CBuser5962

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Hi,

I've just installed the last (stable) version of CB 17.12 for Windows (W10 64-bits 1903) with MingW. I tried to install the libraries that I need via DevPak update/installer plugin but I get always the same error after configuring the plugin : "Error downloading list of mirrors". See the following screenshot…

How could I fix the probleme to have access to the list of updated libraries please ?

Regards,

Christophe.


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I'm not sure this dev-pak thing is still actively maintained... At least from the list of files I couldn't see anything updated in the last 10 years.
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I'm not sure this dev-pak thing is still actively maintained... At least from the list of files I couldn't see anything updated in the last 10 years.

A long time ago; I posted what I did to try to make it work. But, the websites that support devpaks was dying out back then.

This link has 5 year old devpaks; so, it survived for a while.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/devpacks/files/

Tim S.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2019, 11:17:53 pm by stahta01 »
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Offline CBuser5962

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Thank you Tim for your answer.

How to proceed to update the list of mirrors for the DevPak plugin installed with CB 17.12 please ? I think some configuration have to been modified, but what files in what directories please ?

Christophe.

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Offline CBuser5962

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Tim,

There was no devpak_mirrors.cfg in my "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\codeblocks" directory. Then, I created a text file named  "devpak_mirrors.cfg". I modified the content with :

[WebUpdate mirrors]
Dev-C++ primary devpak server=http://heanet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/dev-cpp/
devpaks.org Community Devpaks=http://devpaks.sourceforge.net/
Aved Devpaks Collecion =http://hivelocity.dl.sourceforge.net/project/devpacks/
wxDev-C++ DevPak server=http://wxdsgn.sourceforge.net/webupdate/
Sof.T's DevPak server=http://wxdevcpp-book.sourceforge.net/packages/

Only the last one seems to respond with a list of very limited libraries that I don't use. I mainly used CONIO2 Library…

Christophe.


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For newer packet manager i would recommand mingw64 with pacman on windows. This thing is great...
If you want to distribute your applications it is a bit more work, but should also be manageable...

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To CB Devs:

I suggest not building Devpack by default in the CB Projects.
And, I suggest the next release not include the DevPack  plugin.

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If someone want to remove it, I'll review the patch. I have no time now to remove it myself.
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