On Thursday, 4 September 2014 at 18:24:10 UTC, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
On 2014-09-04 10:40, Chris wrote:

Weird, I did try the zero at the end (as described on the homepage*), yet I got an error. Maybe I typed a comma instead of a "." without realizing it. However, I'm almost sure I didn't type the zero when
installing 2.066 and I got the right version.


DVM just takes the argument you give it, in this case 2.066. Then it prepends "dmd." and appends ".zip" forming something like this:

dmd.2.066.zip

Then it prepends "ftp://ftp.digitalmars.com/"; to that filename. If there is a file matching that name in the Digital Mars FTP it will work. As you can see, there is no file named "dmd.2.066.zip", so you must have used "2.066.0".

Chances are I did, yeah. It's hard to remember later what I typed exactly once the shell is closed. Would there be a way to download the latest version by default, if the user types "install 2.066" or just "install [dmd]"? If there isn't, what could be done on the dmd side of things to facilitate this? DVM is a pretty handy tool, but it still has some rough edges. I think it could one day be part of a D Development Framework (DDF). Please keep it up.

If you've seen this mistake several times, maybe it would be good to point it out under "Usage". And maybe having/trying more than one mirror
would be good too, if it makes sense for DVM.

There is no mirror, as far as I know.

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