steves has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I've been trying to automate our rather large CPAN install using CPANPLUS. I keep getting this error:

[MSG] Checksum matches for 'MIME-tools-5.417.tar.gz' Can't call method "_fetch" on an undefined value at /usr/local/lib/per +l5/site_perl/5.8.7/CPANPLUS/ line 434.
It goes for quite a while before that without error. I've just started digging but would also like to take adavantage of that great Perl virtue Laziness and ask if any monks know what this is off the top of their robed heads.