ActiveState Platform: What to do when you encounter a Build Error

When using the ActiveState Platform to create an environment, one error that developers might encounter is a “build” error. Here’s how to handle it:

If one of your dependencies won’t build, there are three things you can try:

1. If you can, try a different version of the package

2. Check the logs to see if there’s an error you can resolve

3. Post your error on the Community Forums.

If you have an Enterprise Tier subscription, please contact Tech Support directly.

Seeing a ‘solver’ error? Here’s what you can do to resolve it.


New to the ActiveState Platform? Here’s how to get started, once you’ve created your free account.

Use our Platform to build a custom runtime for your next project, including just the language and packages your project needs.

  • Choose a language (Python, Perl or Tcl right now)
  • Select your operating system (Linux or Windows, plus Mac for Python)
  • Add the packages your project requires

ActiveState regularly pulls packages from each language’s standard open source repository (CPAN, PyPI, etc) to ensure that your open source language and components are up to date, can be compiled from source, and are then verified to work together in a distribution that is packaged for most major operating systems. Go ahead and try our beta today! We are hanging out at our Community Forum to provide support as you explore.

Related: Follow the steps shown in this demo video to create a custom runtime environment in minutes!

Suhani S