At my new client I am working on boxes behind a firewall and an authenticated proxy (which supports browser style ftp over http but not raw ftp proxying.
After installing a dozen pakages by hand, finding dependencies one at a time, I thought "there must be a better way"...
I can download with wget, but the CPAN setup keeps pausing on LWP and Net::FTP until they timeout (which takes a long time) before falling back to wget.
I can try hacking CPAN.pm, but I'm guessing there is a real way to do it, but I'm at a loss.
PS: 2 questions in two days - I'm getting less intelligent all the time ;)