[Pdx-pm] what to do when cpan multiplexer selects very slow site?

Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com
Wed Mar 21 03:35:33 PDT 2007

chromatic wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 March 2007 22:52, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
>> What is the Easy Way (tm)?
> If you know the right mirror, "o conf cpan; o commit" within the CPAN shell.  
> (Check the syntax.)

o conf urllist unshift http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/CPAN/
o conf commit

That's a mirror right here in Oregon.

Otherwise, simply hitting Ctrl-c will cause CPAN to stop downloading and try
another mirror in your list... or try another download method.  I can't
remember which it does first.  Anyhow, that'll cause ftp.perl.org to cycle its

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