in reply to When cpan returns the dreaded "won't install without force"

Please don't blindly go reporting bugs.

Most likely, the last output of cpan when trying to install a module is Won't install without force if a test before that failed. So please go look at the bug reports and CPAN Tester status of the module to see whether others already have reported that bug/test failure. Also, please check whether the test failure is really in the module you're trying to install, or whether it is with some module further upstream.


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Re^2: When cpan returns the dreaded "won't install without force"
by Lady_Aleena (Deacon) on Mar 18, 2013 at 03:54 UTC

    Hello Corion...the idea to upload a bug report is something I came up with while typing the idea into the textarea. I had not thought the idea through. I do check new, open, and resolved issues before reporting a bug. If the same bug is already reported, I usually just tack my name onto the original bug report.

    The only thing I know about installing modules is I must type cpan Module::Name at the command prompt. I do not know how to read the output. I have only gotten as far as writing .pm files, since none of my work is really sharable or possibly interesting enough to be CPAN worthy. Tests are still a complete mystery to me. The last time I looked at one of the Test modules, I got lost and left it alone. I have not written a module yet which I could automate any of the testing. I have to eyeball everything. So when it comes to module tests during installation, I have not a clue what to look for in the results.

    I promise to be as good a girl as I can be when reporting bugs when I get won't install without force.

    Have a cookie and a very nice day!
    Lady Aleena

      "The only thing I know about installing modules is I must type cpan Module::Name at the command prompt. I do not know how to read the output."

      You know, you could spend time learning how to do this. For the most part the output is fairly self explanitory. An exampel of something you don't understand would be required to advise further, but usually a google search would find the solution for you.

        marto, I promise to be more attentive the next time I install a module which ends with "won't install without force".

        Have a cookie and a very nice day!
        Lady Aleena