Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459098
force install module does not work from command line
Last modified: 2016-05-31 21:36:59 EDT
Description of problem:
When reinstalling a perl module from CPAN using command line the force option does not have the expected effect.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. perl -MCPAN -e 'force install "Scalar::Util"'
2. perl -MCPAN -e 'force install "Scalar::Util"'
Scalar::Util is up to date.
Scalar::Util is forced to be reinstalled despite being up to date.
The interactive way of force installing works fine:
perl -MCPAN -e shell
cpan> force install "Scalar::Util"
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At least with CPAN v1.9402 it does work. In RHEL-5 we have v1.7602 which doesn't force install from shell, but force does work from cpan prompt.
I can reproduce it with CPAN 1.9402 from RHEL-6 (latest upstream version), so I conclude it's not yet fixed in upstream.
As pointed in upstream tracker:
> > # perl -MCPAN -e 'force install "Scalar::Util"'
> What you write here is
> What you want is
> force("install", "Scalar::Util")
And that really works.
The `force' function takes list of arguments no a scalar. Please use correct syntax:
$ perl -MCPAN -e 'force("install", "Scalar::Util")'