Niall O Broin said:
> I've twice tried to use CPAN to install something small and the fscking
> thing spent all day fetching this and that, culimnating in an attempt to
> upgrade the version of Perl I was running. Screw that !
> The CPAN module sounds like a cute idea in principle, but in practice it
> seems like overkill to me.
Yep, it's totally f***ed with that bug.
You could try installing the latest version of CPAN.pm itself, in case the
bug has been fixed; or, what I did was set the 'prerequisites_policy'
option to 'ask', and then when it asks you if you want to upgrade to
perl-5.6.1, say "no thanks". In perl -MCPAN -e shell language, that's:
o conf prerequisites_policy ask
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