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Can't install CPAN module

by beartham (Novice)
on Aug 15, 2013 at 20:31 UTC ( #1049653=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

I can't install Date::Manip with the cpan script or through WebMin. It fails all mirrors. What's up? beartham

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Re: Can't install CPAN module
by ww (Archbishop) on Aug 15, 2013 at 23:00 UTC

    So what errors did your attempts provoke?


    If I've misconstrued your question or the logic needed to answer it, I offer my apologies to all those electrons which were inconvenienced by the creation of this post.
Re: Can't install CPAN module
by pemungkah (Priest) on Aug 18, 2013 at 14:19 UTC
    First, I'm going to take a guess: "fails all mirrors" probably means you can't connect to them. Does your machine let you do outgoing FTP/HTTP connections, or is there perhaps a firewall issue? Check this by trying to connect to any known public FTP site, and by using wget or curl to access http://google.com.

    If both those work but you can't install from CPAN, then we definitely do need to see the messages.

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