Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Cher Moines
I am somewhat confused. I attempted to install a module using:
perl -MCPAN -e "force install IO::Socket::SSL"

and it rather unaccountably responded (ultimately) with:
  make test had returned bad status, won't install without force
This was, to say the least, a little unexpected as I had used 'force'. I'm not particularly concerned about the error thrown by make test. I've been using an install of IO::Socket::SSL for ages that gave the same error at test time. But I'm not just trying to get IO::Socket::SSL working on a particular machine. I'm wanting to use CPAN to deploy a couple of modules on a load of different sites, so I need something repeatable that will work.
Does anyone know how I might talk more sternly to 'install' to make it continue?
A humble neophyte