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RE: Unable to use cpan

Andrew DeFaria wrote:
> $ cpan Algorithm::Diff
> Error while trying to rename 
> '/home/p6258c/.cpan/sources/modules/' to 
> '/home/p6258c/.cpan/sources/modules/': No such file or directory

My guess is that it is a file system ownership/ permission issue.  Vista is more picky than XP.  Take a look at all the folders down to /home/p6258c/.cpan/sources/modules/ with Windows Explorer -> Properties -> Security and Bash 'ls -l'.  If something looks strange, you might be able to fix it with Windows Explorer, 'chmod', and/or 'chown'.

I try to make sure that I only install and administer Cygwin and Cygwin software while logged in as Administrator.  For Perl modules, I find that Cygwin packages (if available) work better than CPAN.

When one of my Cygwin installs starts acting up, I move C:\cygwin aside and start over -- either with a fresh download, or with an archived copy of C:\cygwin\setup.



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