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Re^6: The CPANPLUS cache had to be clearedby HelenCr (Monk)
|on May 10, 2013 at 21:26 UTC||Need Help??|
OK, I solved it. What needed to be done was, to clear the CPANPLUS cache (whatever that is), by entering "x" at the cpanp prompt. Apparently cpanp keeps a cache somewhere (and I don't think it's under the
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\.cpanplus\
tree), and that cache contains configuration parameters, including the current (=default) Perl installation top directory.
Also, after extensive googling, quite far away in a search result list, I have found this:
How can I use CPANPLUS with multiple versions of Perl?
You only need one installation of CPANPLUS for all versions of Perl. As of version 0.04, CPANPLUS keeps different directories under its home directory for each version of Perl:
This prevents conflicts.
That has been an excruciating experience. I have spent days wrestling with this.
Many thanks to all PerlMonks trying to help, offering advice - Helen