Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 130263
default CPAN mirror does not exist
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:03 EST
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Description of problem:
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/CPAN.pm contains the default site for perl
modules - "ftp://ftp.perl.org". The site seems to not exist. I
believe the default sites could be "http:://www.perl.com/CPAN" or
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Move /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/CPAN/Config.pm aside if you already
2. at shell prompt: "perl -MCPAN -eshell"
3. accept defaults until you get to the point where a list of mirrors
are downloaded. This will not work.
Actual Results: Asked to enter in a mirror by hand.
Expected Results: Mirrors should be downloaded and a list produced.
seems to work for me; are you sure you don't have a firewall or proxy
or something blocking it from working for you?
Sorry, I think at the time I submitted the bug the site was going
through some DNS changes. It looks okay now. Although, the site
looks like a mirror in VA and the FTP server there seems picky (I'm
blocking identd). Perhaps pointing to one of the default CPAN sites
may be a good idea? I'm going to set this as resolved since this is
now more of a suggestion than a bug. Thanks for looking into it.