SPUG: cpan errors on OS X

Michael R. Wolf michaelrwolf at att.net
Tue Dec 23 22:51:12 PST 2008

I've got a question (fish) and a meta-question (how to fish).

how to fish -- Is there a better forum than SPUG to be having newbie  
OS X discussions regarding my not-newbie Perl knowledge?

fish -- On many (not all) modules, I'm getting "No such file or  
directory" errors when using cpan(1) to install CPAN modules.  For  
$ cpan File::Path
t/taint....Can't open perl script ""-I/Users/michael/Library/ 
Application Support/.cpan/build/File-Path-2.07-oawBVl/blib/lib"": No  
such file or directory

$ cpan HTML::Tree
t/00system..........Can't open perl script ""-I/Users/michael/Library/ 
Application Support/.cpan/build/HTML-Tree-3.23-6Yp3PK/blib/lib"": No  
such file or directory

Seems that there's a randomized part of the path between the  
distribution and '/blib/lib'.  Not sure if that's significant.  Any  

Both example modules seem to be "in the green" on CPAN Testers:

So, I guess it's *me*, not the module.

Ideas on the fish or how-to-fish?

Michael R. Wolf
     All mammals learn by playing!
         MichaelRWolf at att.net

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