problem in cpan configuration reply me Urgent

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by faiqmahmoodch, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. faiqmahmoodch

    faiqmahmoodch New Member

    hi guys

    i have installed slackware 10.2 using its KDE enviornment when i type
    perl -MCPAN -e shell command in terminal then it ask for mannual configuration of cpan. i follwed the default steps but when it try to connect to ftp servers for downloading the cpan mirrors it shows the following errors..... i m copying the whole steps that i have followed during it configuration.

    /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/CPAN/ initialized.

    CPAN is the world-wide archive of perl resources. It consists of about
    100 sites that all replicate the same contents all around the globe.
    Many countries have at least one CPAN site already. The resources
    found on CPAN are easily accessible with the module. If you
    want to use, you have to configure it properly.

    If you do not want to enter a dialog now, you can answer 'no' to this
    question and I'll try to autoconfigure. (Note: you can revisit this
    dialog anytime later by typing 'o conf init' at the cpan prompt.)

    Are you ready for manual configuration? [yes]

    The following questions are intended to help you with the
    configuration. The CPAN module needs a directory of its own to cache
    important index files and maybe keep a temporary mirror of CPAN files.
    This may be a site-wide directory or a personal directory.

    I see you already have a directory
    Shall we use it as the general CPAN build and cache directory?

    CPAN build and cache directory? [/root/.cpan]

    If you want, I can keep the source files after a build in the cpan
    home directory. If you choose so then future builds will take the
    files from there. If you don't want to keep them, answer 0 to the
    next question.

    How big should the disk cache be for keeping the build directories
    with all the intermediate files?

    Cache size for build directory (in MB)? [10]

    By default, each time the CPAN module is started, cache scanning
    is performed to keep the cache size in sync. To prevent from this,
    disable the cache scanning with 'never'.

    Perform cache scanning (atstart or never)? [atstart]

    To considerably speed up the initial CPAN shell startup, it is
    possible to use Storable to create a cache of metadata. If Storable
    is not available, the normal index mechanism will be used.

    Cache metadata (yes/no)? [yes]

    The next option deals with the charset your terminal supports. In
    general CPAN is English speaking territory, thus the charset does not
    matter much, but some of the aliens out there who upload their
    software to CPAN bear names that are outside the ASCII range. If your
    terminal supports UTF-8, you say no to the next question, if it
    supports ISO-8859-1 (also known as LATIN1) then you say yes, and if it
    supports neither nor, your answer does not matter, you will not be
    able to read the names of some authors anyway. If you answer no, names
    will be output in UTF-8.

    Your terminal expects ISO-8859-1 (yes/no)? [yes]

    The CPAN module can detect when a module that which you are trying to
    build depends on prerequisites. If this happens, it can build the
    prerequisites for you automatically ('follow'), ask you for
    confirmation ('ask'), or just ignore them ('ignore'). Please set your
    policy to one of the three values.

    Policy on building prerequisites (follow, ask or ignore)? [ask]

    The CPAN module will need a few external programs to work properly.
    Please correct me, if I guess the wrong path for a program. Don't
    panic if you do not have some of them, just press ENTER for those. To
    disable the use of a download program, you can type a space followed
    by ENTER.

    Where is your gzip program? [/usr/bin/gzip]
    Where is your tar program? [/usr/bin/tar]
    Where is your unzip program? [/usr/bin/unzip]
    Where is your make program? [/usr/bin/make]
    Where is your lynx program? [/usr/bin/lynx]
    Where is your wget program? [/usr/bin/wget]
    Where is your ncftpget program? [/usr/bin/ncftpget]
    Where is your ftp program? [/bin/ftp]
    What is your favorite pager program? [/usr/bin/less]
    What is your favorite shell? [/bin/bash]

    Every Makefile.PL is run by perl in a separate process. Likewise we
    run 'make' and 'make install' in processes. If you have any
    parameters (e.g. PREFIX, LIB, UNINST or the like) you want to pass
    to the calls, please specify them here.

    If you don't understand this question, just press ENTER.

    Parameters for the 'perl Makefile.PL' command?
    Typical frequently used settings:

    POLLUTE=1 increasing backwards compatibility
    LIB=~/perl non-root users (please see manual for more hints)

    Your choice: []
    Parameters for the 'make' command?
    Typical frequently used setting:

    -j3 dual processor system

    Your choice: []
    Parameters for the 'make install' command?
    Typical frequently used setting:

    UNINST=1 to always uninstall potentially conflicting files

    Your choice: [UNINST=1]

    Sometimes you may wish to leave the processes run by CPAN alone
    without caring about them. As sometimes the Makefile.PL contains
    question you're expected to answer, you can set a timer that will
    kill a 'perl Makefile.PL' process after the specified time in seconds.

    If you set this value to 0, these processes will wait forever. This is
    the default and recommended setting.

    Timeout for inactivity during Makefile.PL? [1 minutes]

    If you're accessing the net via proxies, you can specify them in the
    CPAN configuration or via environment variables. The variable in
    the $CPAN::Config takes precedence.

    Your ftp_proxy?
    Your http_proxy?
    Your no_proxy?
    You have no /root/.cpan/sources/MIRRORED.BY
    I'm trying to fetch one
    CPAN: LWP::UserAgent loaded ok
    Fetching with LWP:
    Fetching with LWP:
    Fetching with LWP:
    Fetching with LWP:
    Please check, if the URLs I found in your configuration file
    (, are valid. The urllist
    can be edited. E.g. with 'o conf urllist push ftp://myurl/'

    Could not fetch MIRRORED.BY
    Enter another URL or RETURN to quit: []
    New set of picks:

    commit: wrote /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/CPAN/

    plz assist me in solving this problem waiting for ur reponse.
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Please make sure your firewall is off when you start the Perl shell.

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