Bizarre cpan problem

Paul Makepeace paul at
Mon Jan 30 13:03:46 GMT 2006

Matt Lawrence wrote:
> CPAN falls over every time it tries to read metadata, which precludes
> just about any activity. After mucking about in the debugger for a
> spell, I narrowed it down to the Storable::retrieve line in CPAN::Index.
> $ perl -MStorable -e 'retrieve ".cpan/Metadata"'
> Out of memory!

Just to get you moving again,

mv .cpan/Metadata .cpan/Metadata.corrupt

and try cpan again. It's dynamically built data so not a big problem to 


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