Beloved Brethren and Sistren:
I use cpan to install modules on a Linux system. Occasionally I will get a very long series of messages that scroll past my screen faster than I can read, but which identify an error. After much ado, the cpan program simply tells me, "make no good; won't install without force". At that point, I have no clue what went wrong, so of course I have no idea how to fix it. I can't redirect the output, because I'm in cpan.
Does anyone have any words of wisdom to help me with this vexing problem? If so, what are they?
Wow, thanks to everyone for the great ideas.