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RE: Unable to use cpan
- From: "David Christensen" <dpchrist at holgerdanske dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: "'Andrew DeFaria'" <Andrew at DeFaria dot com>
- Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 08:39:41 -0700
- Subject: RE: Unable to use cpan
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Andrew DeFaria wrote:
> $ cpan Algorithm::Diff
> Error while trying to rename
> '/home/p6258c/.cpan/sources/modules/03modlist.data.gz.tmp3996' to
> '/home/p6258c/.cpan/sources/modules/03modlist.data.gz': 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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