does CPAN still work?

John Costello cos at
Thu Aug 9 15:49:40 BST 2007

On Sun, 5 Aug 2007, Michael Stillwell wrote:

> 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:

Not specific to OS X, but yes, it does.  Cygwin often is a hassle, even
after updating the CPAN module itself, but I don't bother much with that
these days.  On Ubuntu, I've run into one failure, but that was solved by
reading the module's readme (DBI).


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