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Re: Unable to use cpan

Andrew DeFaria wrote:
Reini Urban wrote:
2009/8/20 Andrew DeFaria:
Huh? It's not a permissions problem, it's a file naming problem. Removing the /home/p6258c/.cpan/modules to make this simpler, the error message is saying it is unable to rename*gz*.tmp3996 because there is no such file or directory. The error message is right - there is no file by that name. There is, however, a file by the name of*gz*. Note the placement of the letters "gz" - highlighted by surrounding it with "*"'s (that are not in the filename nor the error message). Of course mv will not work when you use the wrong file name. The question is why is cpan(1) using the wrong file name? Or is it ncftpget which gets it wrong? I don't know. All I know is that it just doesn't work...
Looks like your download client (ncftp) misnames the output name. I use wget successfully with the proxy settings at work. LWP should also be able to use a proxy.
I would think that ncftp would only name a file that which it was told to name a file. Do you know of any way to turn on tracing of some sort to see more of what is going on under the hood?

Thanks for the ideas of trying to set proxy info for other methods such as wget and LWP. I thought I did try setting that before. Any pointers on how you do set that proxy info?
Figured out my problem with getting stuff from the net - seems the cpan parameters were overriding my http_proxy and ftp_proxy environment settings. Now I have curl working correctly and I am downloading things.

Meantime, I get the following problem:

$ cpan Algorithm::Diff
Running make install
Prepending /home/p6258c/.cpan/build/Algorithm-Diff-1.1902-7kZkOA/blib/arch /home/p6258c/.cpan/build/Algorithm-Diff-1.1902-7kZkOA/blib/lib /home/p6258c/.cpan/build/CPAN-1.9402-SZbdyV/blib/arch /home/p6258c/.cpan/build/CPAN-1.9402-SZbdyV/blib/lib to PERL5LIB for 'install'
Use of uninitialized value $pipe in <HANDLE> at /usr/lib/perl5/5.10/ line 8981.
readline() on unopened filehandle at /usr/lib/perl5/5.10/ line 8981.
Catching error: 'Can\'t call method "close" on an undefined value at /usr/lib/perl5/5.10/ line 8987.
' at /usr/lib/perl5/5.10/ line 281
CPAN::shell() called at /bin/cpan line 198


Any ideas?
Andrew DeFaria <>
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