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Re: Whither perl-CPAN-Meta-Requirements?

On 12/18/2017 2:29 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
Norton Allen writes:
I am trying to install a perl module using cpan (target module not
available via cygwin setup), and the process is failing due to an
out-of-date CPAN::Meta::Requirements module.

This module (like a few others) is built into Perl core itself and no
newer version is available on CPAN yet.  Hence currently there is only a
dummy module available for Cygwin which ensures that any installations
from older Perl versions get uninstalled (you couldn't use them anyway
since they'd be in the installation for the old Perl).

Did these get absorbed into some other package? I do see some of the
files exist in perl_base-5.26.1-1, which I have installed, but that
apparently does not provide a recent enough version of
The installed version is exactly what you are asking for:

$ corelist -v 5.026001 CPAN::Meta::Requirements
CPAN::Meta::Requirements 2.140

You probably also need to install the perl package itself if you
haven't, perl_base is there only for satisfying some common dependencies
without incurring the overhead of a full installation.

Running the cpan shell works for me and it's not requesting me to do any
updates either.

Have I entered version hell by using cpan?
I'm not sure what exactly you did, so I can't comment.  Maybe clean up
your installation, re-install perl and try again?

Thanks Achim! I think what happened was that somewhere along the line I installed something with cpan that wanted to upgrade that module, and I had setup to add my cpan updates to a personal directory which I put at the front of my Perl5 lib path... When the core got updated, the newer version was hidden behind the personal directory. It's always something! Reinstalling was next on my list.

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