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Re: CPAN module in Cygwin
On Sat, Oct 30, 2004 at 01:14:08PM -0700, Elvin Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The CPAN command:
> perl -MCPAN -e shell
> fails with:
> Cannot open >/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/CPAN/Config.pm at
> /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/CPAN.pm line 1219
> '/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/CPAN/Config.pm') called at
> /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/CPAN.pm line 1253
> CPAN::Config::load('CPAN::Config') called at
> /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/CPAN.pm 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 CPAN.pm, it looks like your
CPAN/Config.pm is incomplete, so it tries to rebuild it, but trips up
because it is not expecting the Config.pm 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/Config.pm and use
perl -Mlib=$HOME/.cpan -MCPAN -eshell
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