You are here

Trying to install and update apps, "not valid and can not be installed" error.

9 posts / 0 new
Last post
pete_pa
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 2012-04-13 17:45
Trying to install and update apps, "not valid and can not be installed" error.

Tried to update an app today, got the error. Later I wanted to install an app, got the same error. I tried to download the app .exe from the website, and it refreshes between https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/portableapps/ and
https://downloads.sourceforge.net/#!/project/portableapps/

Is there something I'm doing, or a problem with the website today?

John T. Haller
John T. Haller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 12 min ago
AdminDeveloperModerator
Joined: 2005-11-28 22:21
SourceForge Issues

SourceForge, where we host our open source apps, has been having issues all day. It appears to be working now, albeit slowly. Sorry for the issues.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

ha-3
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 2018-02-28 17:22
It's happening again

I'm having this exact same issue today. Sourceforge is down again. Is there a plan to migrate to a more reliable platform?

John T. Haller
John T. Haller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 12 min ago
AdminDeveloperModerator
Joined: 2005-11-28 22:21
Down Again

SourceForge is currently down again. It appears for be a DDoS attack as it was just a couple days ago.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Browncoat
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 14 hours ago
Joined: 2010-03-18 05:14
I can wait.

I can wait, glad is not on my end.
I had an unsuccessful experiment running P.A. on an SD card, via a card reader, this past weekend the SD crapped out, even though I had monthly backups, still lost e-mails in Thunderbird from Feb.2, was able to update all programmes with versions up to date as of February 24, on the current main USB stick.
Then restored data from the Feb. backup, now switching to weekly but nothing critical in e-mail was lost, just junk.
Might do what that other fella reported a month or so ago, run P.A. on a regular HDD or SSD, then when I do go mobile, just run my copy programme to a stick, then hit the road. The original experiment with the SD card was to see if there was a speed improvement, the results were opposite, it ran slower on the SD than it did on the USB stick.

janvr0
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 2007-11-12 18:19
SourceForge

Still not fixed, I will wait a little longer

Browncoat
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 14 hours ago
Joined: 2010-03-18 05:14
Huh!

After my last post I did a version check and saw that I'm still running 14.4.1. Does it make that big a difference? I did read the 14.4.3 Changelog, doesn't look like much, only the one tweak done.

John T. Haller
John T. Haller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 12 min ago
AdminDeveloperModerator
Joined: 2005-11-28 22:21
App Updates

You won't be able to do app updates until you upgrade. That's the biggest piece.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Browncoat
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 14 hours ago
Joined: 2010-03-18 05:14
OK

Will do, 14.4.3 file already on a storage drive.

EDIT: Done but the Sourceforge hiccup/blockage is still occurring.
CrystalDiskInfo
FileZilla
Google Chrome (only used for YouTube)
VLC

Log in or register to post comments