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Re^2: When will just work?

by superfrink (Curate)
on Jan 24, 2005 at 05:44 UTC ( #424504=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: When will just work?
in thread When will just work?

I have had a similar problem. It's due to the somewhat broken File Transfer Protocol. If you set the environment variable FTP_PASSIVE to 1 and then run cpan things should work better for you. In the bash shell this looks like:
export FTP_PASSIVE=1 perl -MCPAN -e shell

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Re^3: When will just work?
by kelan (Deacon) on Jan 24, 2005 at 13:27 UTC

    In bash and zsh (and probably most other shells), you can also set the environment variable on a per-process basis like this:

    $ FTP_PASSIVE=1 perl -MCPAN -e shell

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