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cpan client misbehaviour on OpenSuse 12.3by ted.byers (Monk)
|on Dec 16, 2013 at 15:04 UTC||Need Help??|
ted.byers has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Here is the output I routinely see, whenever I try to use cpan:
I often see this dozens of times, and then, when it finally ends, the download of an index or package gets interrupted, and the process starts all over, with dozens of retries to connect to metatraderprogramming.com
Why does it do that, and what can I do to have it try any other site?
A key piece of information that is relevant here is that my connection to the internet is fine. I can, for example, open Firefox and connect to any site of interest to me.
When I first ran cpan, I accepted the option it provides that lets it pick suitable defaults. Was that a mistake? If so, is there a web resource that provides guidance on what options to select when manually selecting the configuration options cpan requires?
Installing the packages I require on this machine will be extremely painful until I get this addressed.