[ILUG] Perl & CPAN
jm at netnoteinc.com
Thu Sep 21 12:32:17 IST 2000
Donncha O Caoimh said:
> Trying to "install Bundle::LWP" using CPAN but it tries to download
> perl-5.6.0.tar.gz which is a large 5MB or so file that I have no
> intention of installing. Is there any way of telling it to forget that
> file and just accept whatever perl is installed?
set prerequisites_policy ignore
force install URI::URL
force install LWP
will do it without going absurdly crazy. Alternatively cd
~/.cpan/build/Package-Name-Ver and do "make install" by hand.
It's a pain in the arse, isn't it? I've reported it as a bug to GBARR
(maintainer of IO::Socket), but he reckons it's a CPAN.pm bug.
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