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difficulty using CPAN.pmby ybiC (Prior)
|on Jul 25, 2000 at 12:24 UTC||Need Help??|
ybiC has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm finally stepping beyond the Perl standard distribution into the promised land of CPAN. Or trying to, anyway - problems with make stop me dead in my tracks.
Found perl -MCPAN -e shell; syntax at Aighearach's good post My Favorite Module:CPAN, and got through FirstTime questions with only minor confusion. But when I try to install any module or even to upgrade CPAN, the following errors result (after LWP loads and fetches):
Jump back to "Favorite Module CPAN" post, which suggests the following action: "If make test fails, you can probably go to $HOME/.cpan/build and make install". A few different variations on that all gen this error: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
Can you tell I'm frazzled - even left the Monastery to search Deja.com and struck out. <grin>
System I'm working on is
I humbly request illumination and edification from Wiser Monks Than I (TM)