[Chicago-talk] cpan prob

brian d foy brian.d.foy at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 15:10:02 PDT 2007

On 7/4/07, Craig Petty <fasteliteprogrammer at yahoo.com> wrote:

>   /usr/bin/make test -- NOT OK
> Running make install
>   make test had returned bad status, won't install
> without force

This means that the tests that came with the Purple module did not
pass, so the tool you used (CPAN.pm) won't install the module. You can
still install it by hand, though. That doesn't mean it will work right

As you can see, t/client.t is the problematic test. You can try
running that by itself to figure out how it is failing, and what you
might have to do to make it pass.

Typically, you start to investigate these problems by seeing if anyone
else had problems. The CPAN Search page for each module has a link to
its CPAN Testers results:


You can also look at its RT page, although in this case it doesn't
look like there are any tickets (yet):


You can also report your problem to the module author by submitting a
ticket to rt.cpan.org:


Include as much information as you can in the report.

Good luck :)

brian d foy <brian.d.foy at gmail.com>

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