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

Jeff Lavallee jeff at zeroclue.com
Wed Mar 21 12:23:57 PDT 2007

Just last night I setup a cronjob to use minicpan (CPAN::Mini) to mirror 
locally, and pointed CPAN.pm at http://localhost/.../CPAN as its first 
choice.  A little disk space intensive, perhaps, but now my CPAN 
installs go lightning quick, and I can install stuff from CPAN even if I 
can't connect to the good old internet.  (Lately I've been finding 
myself poking around what modules are available while on airplanes and 
the like, so the second bit is what I'm most interested in). 

Michael G Schwern wrote:
> 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
> mirrors.
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