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RonW's scratchpad

by RonW (Priest)
on Mar 31, 2014 at 20:07 UTC ( #1080445=scratchpad: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Mini tutorial for installing CPAN modules without an Internet Connection

On a machine with an Internet connection, install minicpan:

cpan CPAN::Mini::App

(?) Prepare a ~/.minicpanrc configuration file:

local: /var/mirrors/minicpan/ remote: exact_mirror: 1

Make (or update) your local mirror:


Copy your CPAN mirror to your isolated ("air gapped") machine.

On your isolated machine, use cpan with your mirror:

$ cpan cpan> o conf urllist unshift file://$LOCAL cpan> o conf commit cpan> reload index
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