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Re: CPAN problems on Mac OS X

by elusion (Curate)
on Aug 12, 2004 at 14:00 UTC ( #382246=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to CPAN problems on Mac OS X

I aways get these errors. I had them running Jaguar, and I have them running Panther. If you just let it run it should eventually succeed. Once it does, it will work for the rest of the session.
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Re^2: CPAN problems on Mac OS X
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 12, 2004 at 14:53 UTC
    No, no, no, no. The problem is that Mac OS X uses passive FTP by default. You have to set an environmental variable -- FTP_PASSIVE=1 to let CPAN know how to FTP properly. If you're using bash, type "export FTP_PASSIVE=1" in your shell; tcsh, type "setenv FTP_PASSIVE 1".
      Thanks everyone for the replies. I tried setting the env variable FTP_PASSIVE=1 and cpan worked straight away. Perl Monks just saved me many hours.

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