|Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister|
Forcing CPAN.pm to ignore LWP/Net::FTP and use wget/lynx etcby aufflick (Deacon)
|on Sep 28, 2004 at 08:42 UTC||Need Help??|
aufflick has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
At my new client I am working on boxes behind a firewall and an authenticated proxy (which supports browser style ftp over http but not raw ftp proxying.
After installing a dozen pakages by hand, finding dependencies one at a time, I thought "there must be a better way"...
I can download with wget, but the CPAN setup keeps pausing on LWP and Net::FTP until they timeout (which takes a long time) before falling back to wget.
I can try hacking CPAN.pm, but I'm guessing there is a real way to do it, but I'm at a loss.
PS: 2 questions in two days - I'm getting less intelligent all the time ;)