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CPAN ERROR: Invalid variable `mark-symlinked-directories'

by awohld (Hermit)
on Jun 26, 2005 at 05:30 UTC ( #469997=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
awohld has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm getting this error: Invalid variable `mark-symlinked-directories' when running CPAN.

Also, any idea what this error is: Undefined value assigned to typeglob at (eval 17) line 15, <RC> line 11.

[root@localhost etc]# cpan Undefined value assigned to typeglob at (eval 17) line 15, <RC> line 1 +1. Warning [/etc/inputrc line 11]: Invalid variable `mark-symlinked-directories' cpan shell -- CPAN exploration and modules installation (v1.7601) ReadLine support enabled cpan>
I looked for this answer on the net an I found some other people had this error on RedHat/Fedora, I'm running Fedora Core 3. But no one was able to solve this problem.

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Re: CPAN ERROR: Invalid variable `mark-symlinked-directories'
by fglock (Vicar) on Jun 26, 2005 at 06:04 UTC

    This is a know error.

    You can safely comment this line out of /etc/inputrc :

    mark-symlinked-directories If set to `on', completed names which are symbolic links to direct +ories have a slash appended (subject to the value of mark-directories +). The default is `off'.
      Currently it's set to 'ON', is this file used only by CPAN?

      If it's 'ON' and I comment it out, does it matter?

      Is it okay if I just ignore this error? Would that cause any problems?

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