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Re: CPAN module in Cygwin

On Sat, Oct 30, 2004 at 01:14:08PM -0700, Elvin Peterson <> wrote:
> Hello,
>    The CPAN command:
> perl -MCPAN -e shell 
> fails with:
> Cannot open >/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/CPAN/ at
> /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/ line 1219
> CPAN::Config::_configpmtest('/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/CPAN',
> '/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/CPAN/') called at
> /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/ line 1253
> 	CPAN::Config::load('CPAN::Config') called at
> /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/ line 92
> 	CPAN::shell() called at -e line 1
> It looks like it is trying to write to a file owned by
> Administrator.  Is there a workaround to install
> modules as a user?

After a *very* quick look at, it looks like your
CPAN/ is incomplete, so it tries to rebuild it, but trips up
because it is not expecting the file to not be writable when
the CPAN/ directory is writable.

This is IMO a CPAN bug.

You can find out what's missing by:

perl -MCPAN::Config -MCPAN -wle'print for CPAN::Config->missing_config_data'

As a workaround, you may just want to copy it to ~/.cpan/CPAN/ and use

perl -Mlib=$HOME/.cpan -MCPAN -eshell

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