does CPAN still work?

Michael Stillwell mjs at
Sun Aug 5 22:20:50 BST 2007

Does installing modules via CPAN still work for anyone else?  Over  
the past few years more and more modules have been failing tests;  
just about everything needs to be installed via "force" now.  (e.g.  
an install of Bundle::CPAN.)

I'm on OS X, but I'd have thought this would be fairly well  
supported.  I also install into a home directory with the equivalent of:

perl Makefile.PL LIB=$HOME/local/lib/CPAN INSTALLMAN1DIR=$HOME/local/ 
local/lib/CPAN/bin INSTALLDIRS=perl

which maybe isn't quite so tested.  But then again, this used to work  


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