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Re: Unable to use cpan
Andrew DeFaria wrote:
Reini Urban wrote:
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.
2009/8/20 Andrew DeFaria:
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?
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
03modlist.data.*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
03modlist.data.tmp3669.*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.
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?
Meantime, I get the following problem:
$ cpan Algorithm::Diff
Running make install
/home/p6258c/.cpan/build/CPAN-1.9402-SZbdyV/blib/lib to PERL5LIB for
Use of uninitialized value $pipe in <HANDLE> at
/usr/lib/perl5/5.10/CPAN.pm line 8981.
readline() on unopened filehandle at /usr/lib/perl5/5.10/CPAN.pm line 8981.
Catching error: 'Can\'t call method "close" on an undefined value at
/usr/lib/perl5/5.10/CPAN.pm line 8987.
' at /usr/lib/perl5/5.10/CPAN.pm line 281
CPAN::shell() called at /bin/cpan line 198
Andrew DeFaria <http://defaria.com>
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