SPUG: cpan errors on OS X

Joshua ben Jore twists at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 10:43:41 PST 2008

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 12:25 AM, Michael R. Wolf <MichaelRWolf at att.net> wrote:
> On Dec 23, 2008, at 11:33 PM, Nicholas Melnick wrote:
>> Michael,
>> I'd recommend changing your .cpan directory to your home directory or
>> another directory without a space. Perl deals with it just fine, but most
>> developers don't seem to care much for dealing with spaces in paths. This
>> may solve the issue for you.
> That did the trick!  Thanks for the suggestion.  You're right, *this*
> developer was severely disappointed to find OS X directories with spaces in
> them, but I tried to take the defaults in the cpan init, not wanting to mess
> around with the heavy fu that's in the cpan script.  Oh well.  I guess I get
> it how I wanted it in the first place.

The same thing happened to me when I installed Bundle::CPANxxl. I
think it was a side effect of File::HomeDir's installation - now CPAN
knew a "better" place to put things.


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