"Could not connect..." update error

2008-10-09
2015-01-27
  • Kyosuke Aoki

    Kyosuke Aoki - 2008-10-09

    I recently installed Dev-C++ (4.9.9.2) however, whenever I use the WebUpdate feature and click the "Check for Updates" button, it spits out a "Could not connect to remote site" error after a variable amount of time. The connection status on the updater shows connected, however, after a couple seconds (or less), the error gets thrown in my face. I've tried redownloading and reinstalled (after uninstalling) and copying the "mirrors.cfg" file into the Dev-C++ App data folder, but nothing has worked so far. Any ideas on how to fix this?

    -Thanks in advance,
    Kyo

     
    • Kyosuke Aoki

      Kyosuke Aoki - 2008-10-12

      Weird, it seems to have fixed itself now.... WebUpdate works, but I need to do some investigating on why it works.

       
    • Robert Tausworthe

      I just installed Dev-C++ 5.7.1, and the Web Update mirrors are still invalid. I have never been able to get this feature to work on any version I have used to date.

       
    • cpns

      cpns - 2008-10-09

      What does your mirrors.cfg file contain? (post it - its plain text).

      Everything available via WebUpdate is available here https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=10639 and here http://www.devpaks.org/

      Devpaks can be installed via the Package manager (on the Dev folder on teh Start menu), or by file association simply by double clicking the DevPak file in Explorer.

      Clifford

       
    • Kyosuke Aoki

      Kyosuke Aoki - 2008-10-10

      Here is the mirrors.cfg:

      ======Begin File======
      [WebUpdate mirrors]
      Dev-C++ primary devpak server=http://heanet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/dev-cpp/
      devpaks.org Community Devpaks=http://devpaks.sourceforge.net/
      ======End File======

      I just like using WebUpdate so that if I want a devpak, I don't have to open a web browser and slog through everything to figure out what it is.

      Again, thanks in advance!

       
    • cpns

      cpns - 2008-10-10

      I am wondering whether you have more than one mirrors.cfg file and that perhaps the one you have posted is not the one that Dev-C++ is using.

      • Do both of the listed servers fail?

      • In WebUpdate are they listed exactly as in the mirrors file you posted? i.e. as "Dev-C++ primary devpak server" and "devpaks.org Community Devpaks"

      *Has the tool previously worked?

      *Have you previously installed an older version of Dev-C++?

      *The correct location for the mirrors.cfg file is in either in your user profile or the "All Users" profile depending on how you installed Dev-C++. Either way it is teh same location that DevCpp.cfg and DevCpp.ini are located, usually c:\Documents and Settings\&lt;user profile>\Local Settings\Application Data where <user profile> is either your user name or "All Users" as I said.

      Note that mostly what resides on "Dev-C++ primary devpak server" with a few exceptions are things that are in the distribution of Dev-C++ in any case, and only three of those files have been updated since 2005, and those updates are also available via www.mingw.org. Devpaks.org is laready categorised and annotated, and actually provides more information that is shown via WebUpdate.

      Clifford

       
    • Kyosuke Aoki

      Kyosuke Aoki - 2008-10-11
      • Do both of the listed servers fail?
        ^ Yes they both fail the same way.

      • In WebUpdate are they listed exactly as in the mirrors file you posted? i.e. as "Dev-C++ primary devpak server" and "devpaks.org Community Devpaks"
        ^ Yes, I've even changed the names around in the file, and the name changes on WebUpdate.

      *Has the tool previously worked?
      ^ Yes, a while back in 2006

      *Have you previously installed an older version of Dev-C++?
      ^ No, first time I installed Dev-C++ was version 4.9.9.2

      *The correct location for the mirrors.cfg file is in either in your user profile or the "All Users" profile depending on how you installed Dev-C++. Either way it is teh same location that DevCpp.cfg and DevCpp.ini are located, usually c:\Documents and Settings\&lt;user profile>\Local Settings\Application Data where <user profile> is either your user name or "All Users" as I said.
      ^ Yes, it's in the correct location, all the other setting files are there too. There is no Dev-C++ folder for "All Users" however.

      I do realize that there are ways around, but I'm quite stubborn to fix this error. :)

       
    • cpns

      cpns - 2008-10-11

      Has you network infrastructure or the way you connect to the network changed since it last worked? For example; introduction of a hardware or software firewall or proxy server.

      A number of users have reported problems connecting via corporate networks, but we have never determined a cause in these cases. In each case the user was not willing to ask their sys admin because they were not supposed to have installed Dev-C++ on their company's equipment.

      Clifford

       
    • Kyosuke Aoki

      Kyosuke Aoki - 2008-10-11

      The way I connect only had minor changes. I changed out my wireless router, but that shouldn't have any effect since outgoing connections are not filtered at all. I don't use proxies at all, and as far as I know, my ISP doesn't use transparent proxies.

      I installed this at home, so there shouldn't be any network issues.

      -Kyo

       
  • Robert Tausworthe

    I have just installed Dev-C++ 5.7.1 and the Web Update feature is still inoperative, claiming the mirrors cannot be found. This is the same message I have gotten from every version that I have installed, to date. I have not found any mirror files named in any of the installed or application directories.

     
  • Robert Tausworthe

    I have just installed Dev-C++ 5.9.0 and the Web Update feature is STILL inoperative, claiming the mirrors cannot be found. This is the same message I have gotten from EVERY VERSION that I have installed, to date. I have not found any mirror files named in any of the installed or application directories. I have never even received acknowledgement that this is a problem, when it has existed for YEARS.

     
    • thesyntotic

      thesyntotic - 2015-01-26

      They are all dead and the main thief is waiting for one of YOU to undo
      the error then send his smaller thieves to take it and destroy the
      author so YOU can have it! Then of course we do not want SO MANY HINDI
      in computing as frustration would turn them into thieves, right?

      On 1/26/15, Robert Tausworthe bobtau@users.sf.net wrote:

      I have just installed Dev-C++ 5.9.0 and the Web Update feature is STILL
      inoperative, claiming the mirrors cannot be found. This is the same message
      I have gotten from EVERY VERSION that I have installed, to date. I have not
      found any mirror files named in any of the installed or application
      directories. I have never even received acknowledgement that this is a
      problem, when it has existed for YEARS.


      "Could not connect..." update
      error


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      • Trish Martin

        Trish Martin - 2015-01-27

        People on this board are not great at answering questions, Rhett are very
        full of themselves and the best you can hope for is the ever so not helpful
        "look it up" I haven't been there in a couple of years, but that was the
        only answer I ever got from McFly and co.
        On Jan 26, 2015 5:18 PM, "Bonsignore" syntoti-c@users.sf.net wrote:

        They are all dead and the main thief is waiting for one of YOU to undo
        the error then send his smaller thieves to take it and destroy the
        author so YOU can have it! Then of course we do not want SO MANY HINDI
        in computing as frustration would turn them into thieves, right?

        On 1/26/15, Robert Tausworthe bobtau@users.sf.net wrote:

        I have just installed Dev-C++ 5.9.0 and the Web Update feature is STILL
        inoperative, claiming the mirrors cannot be found. This is the same
        message
        I have gotten from EVERY VERSION that I have installed, to date. I have
        not
        found any mirror files named in any of the installed or application
        directories. I have never even received acknowledgement that this is a
        problem, when it has existed for YEARS.


        "Could not connect..." update
        error


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        • thesyntotic

          thesyntotic - 2015-01-27

          [Oh, the threat is real... when _they realize you programmed a perfect
          eternity...]

          On 1/27/15, Trish Martin froglipz@users.sf.net wrote:

          People on this board are not great at answering questions, Rhett are very
          full of themselves and the best you can hope for is the ever so not helpful
          "look it up" I haven't been there in a couple of years, but that was the
          only answer I ever got from McFly and co.
          On Jan 26, 2015 5:18 PM, "Bonsignore" syntoti-c@users.sf.net wrote:

          They are all dead and the main thief is waiting for one of YOU to undo
          the error then send his smaller thieves to take it and destroy the
          author so YOU can have it! Then of course we do not want SO MANY HINDI
          in computing as frustration would turn them into thieves, right?

          On 1/26/15, Robert Tausworthe bobtau@users.sf.net wrote:

          I have just installed Dev-C++ 5.9.0 and the Web Update feature is STILL
          inoperative, claiming the mirrors cannot be found. This is the same
          message
          I have gotten from EVERY VERSION that I have installed, to date. I have
          not
          found any mirror files named in any of the installed or application
          directories. I have never even received acknowledgement that this is a
          problem, when it has existed for YEARS.


          "Could not connect..." update
          error


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