does CPAN still work?
mjs at beebo.org
Fri Aug 10 12:26:16 BST 2007
On 8/5/07, Andy Armstrong <andy at hexten.net> wrote:
> On 5 Aug 2007, at 22:20, 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.)
> Apart from Bundle::CPAN (which worked fine for me recently) let me
> know something else that's failed for you recently and I'll try it here.
The day after posting my frustrated whine I tried installing a few
things on OS X that have caused a lot of grief in the past
(XML::LibXML, XML::LibXSLT, DBD::SQLite) and they seemed to be okay.
But today, on SunOS, I'm having a problem with CPAN itself!
I downloaded from 1.9102 from cpan.org (because installing from CPAN
itself wasn't working right, I think because it was using parts of the
system's CPAN, plus a local $HOME/.cpan/build/MyConfig.pm),
configured, make'd, make test'd (all okay) and installed, and now just
running it dies!:
Can't use an undefined value as a symbol reference at
/data/homes/mstillwel/local/lib/CPAN/CPAN.pm line 1015.
It seems like no-one else is having these problems, but I didn't think
I had an especially unusual setup
All I really want to do is get CPAN to install modules with the equivalent of:
perl Makefile.PL LIB=$HOME/local/lib/CPAN
(I find the command-line a lot more reliable--but it doesn't follow
dependencies, which makes it not so useful.)
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