I'm trying to install the Smart::Comments module with the CPAN shell, but the only version the shell finds is 0.01 by Autrijus Tang. Searching on search.cpan.org shows a 1.01 version by Damian Conway. Any idea why my CPAN shell is blissfully ignorant of this?
I've tried removing the Metadata file from my cpan build directory so that a fresh copy of 01mailrc.txt.gz, 02packages.details.txt.gz, and 03modlist.data.gz are downloaded. I've also tried emptying my urllist and adding different cpan mirrors (after deleteing the Metadata file and restarting the shell), but no matter what, the shell thinks the only version of that package is 0.01.
cpan> m /Smart::Comment/
Module id = Smart::Comments
CPAN_USERID AUTRIJUS (Autrijus Tang <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
INST_FILE (not installed)
And, finally, I did an 'install Bundle::CPAN' (followed by retrying all of the above), to make sure I had all the latest CPAN modules. Still no luck.
2005-10-31 Retitled by planetscape, as per Monastery guidelines
Original title: 'Semi-stupid CPAN question'