APM: CPAN urllist

Tom Bakken tom.bakken at tx.usda.gov
Fri Aug 29 13:13:03 CDT 2003

I'm trying to install DBD and Informix on a Red Hat Linux server.  I last
used CPAN quite a while ago and I'm not sure whether the trouble I'm now
having with it is due to the current virus problems, or that my urllist is
out of date/the sites no longer participate.

I tried this:

perl -MCPAN -e 'install Bundle::CPAN'

And is seemed to work.  However, when I ran:

perl -MCPAN -e 'install Bundle::DBD::Informix'

I get the following:

Please check, if the URLs I found in your configuration file
(ftp://ftp.duke.edu/pub/perl/, ftp://ftp.epix.net/pub/languages/perl/,
ftp://ftp.ou.edu/mirrors/CPAN/, ftp://ftp.sunsite.utk.edu/pub/CPAN/,
ftp://ftp.twoguys.org/CPAN/) are valid.  The urllist can be edited.  E.g.
with ''o conf urllist push ftp://myurl/''.

How do you edit the urllist?  What are some valid ftp sites to replace these
if they are no longer working?  The perldoc CPAN wasn't too helpful.

Tom Bakken
Information Resource Manager
USDA, Rural Development
101 South Main, Suite 102
Temple, TX 76501

Phone: 254-742-9726 Fax: 254-742-9709 
Email: tom.bakken at tx.usda.gov

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