[tpm] Help... I've buggered 'cpan install' and I cant get up!

Fulko Hew fulko.hew at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 07:57:22 PDT 2009

I needed to install the NetSNMP Perl module
so I did the CPAN install...

But it told me I needed to do a cpan install Bundle::CPAN
first to get the new version...  after a whack of packages
it seemed to wedge on  CPAN.pm itself.  See below.

So, silly me, I control C'ed it.

Now its buggered , and I can't seem to install anything.
as in the following:

cpan install Bundle::CPAN
CPAN: Storable loaded ok
Going to read /root/.cpan/sources/authors/01mailrc.txt.gz
CPAN: Compress::Zlib loaded ok
Can't call method "value" on an undefined value at
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/IO/Uncompress/RawInflate.pm line 64.

What can I do???


PS. This is what it was doing when I control C'ed it:

  CPAN.pm: Going to build A/AN/ANDK/CPAN-1.9304.tar.gz

Importing PAUSE public key into your GnuPG keychain... done!
(You may wish to trust it locally with 'gpg --lsign-key 450F89EC')
Checking if your kit is complete...
Looks good
Writing Makefile for CPAN
cp lib/CPAN.pm blib/lib/CPAN.pm
cp lib/CPAN/Admin.pm blib/lib/CPAN/Admin.pm
cp lib/CPAN/Tarzip.pm blib/lib/CPAN/Tarzip.pm
cp lib/CPAN/Debug.pm blib/lib/CPAN/Debug.pm
cp lib/CPAN/HandleConfig.pm blib/lib/CPAN/HandleConfig.pm
cp lib/CPAN/Queue.pm blib/lib/CPAN/Queue.pm
cp lib/CPAN/Distroprefs.pm blib/lib/CPAN/Distroprefs.pm
cp lib/CPAN/Kwalify/distroprefs.yml blib/lib/CPAN/Kwalify/distroprefs.yml
cp lib/CPAN/Version.pm blib/lib/CPAN/Version.pm
cp lib/CPAN/Kwalify.pm blib/lib/CPAN/Kwalify.pm
cp lib/CPAN/DeferedCode.pm blib/lib/CPAN/DeferedCode.pm
cp lib/CPAN/API/HOWTO.pod blib/lib/CPAN/API/HOWTO.pod
cp lib/CPAN/Kwalify/distroprefs.dd blib/lib/CPAN/Kwalify/distroprefs.dd
cp lib/CPAN/Nox.pm blib/lib/CPAN/Nox.pm
cp lib/CPAN/FirstTime.pm blib/lib/CPAN/FirstTime.pm
cp scripts/cpan blib/script/cpan
/usr/bin/perl "-MExtUtils::MY" -e "MY->fixin(shift)" blib/script/cpan
Manifying blib/man1/cpan.1
Manifying blib/man3/CPAN.3pm
Manifying blib/man3/CPAN::Tarzip.3pm
Manifying blib/man3/CPAN::Admin.3pm
Manifying blib/man3/CPAN::Debug.3pm
Manifying blib/man3/CPAN::HandleConfig.3pm
Manifying blib/man3/CPAN::Queue.3pm
Manifying blib/man3/CPAN::Distroprefs.3pm
Manifying blib/man3/CPAN::Version.3pm
Manifying blib/man3/CPAN::Kwalify.3pm
Manifying blib/man3/CPAN::API::HOWTO.3pm
Manifying blib/man3/CPAN::Nox.3pm
Manifying blib/man3/CPAN::FirstTime.3pm
  /usr/bin/make  -- OK
Running make test
PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/bin/perl "-MExtUtils::Command::MM" "-e"
"test_harness(0, 'blib/lib', 'blib/arch')" t/*.t
t/00signature.t ..... WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted
Primary key fingerprint: 50A0 ED26 8AA2 95BD 2CA0  411E EC80 39F0 A317 C15D
t/00signature.t ..... ok
t/01loadme.t ........ ok
t/02nox.t ........... ok
t/03pkgs.t .......... ok
t/10version.t ....... ok
t/11mirroredby.t .... ok
t/12cpan.t .......... 1/25 Can't call method "value" on an undefined value
at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/IO/Uncompress/RawInflate.pm line 64.
# Looks like you planned 25 tests but ran 1.
# Looks like your test exited with 25 just after 1.
t/12cpan.t .......... Dubious, test returned 25 (wstat 6400, 0x1900)
Failed 24/25 subtests
t/13tarzip.t ........ Can't call method "value" on an undefined value at
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/IO/Uncompress/RawInflate.pm line 64.
# Looks like your test exited with 25 before it could output anything.
t/13tarzip.t ........ Dubious, test returned 25 (wstat 6400, 0x1900)
Failed 1/1 subtests
t/14forkbomb.t ...... skipped: test only run when called with --doit
t/30shell.t ......... 140/239 ^Cmake: *** [test_dynamic] Interrupt
  /usr/bin/make test -- NOT OK
Running make install
  make test had returned bad status, won't install without force
File::Which is up to date.
Bundle summary: The following items in bundle Bundle::CPAN had installation
  IO::Uncompress::Gunzip Compress::Zlib IO::Zlib Archive::Tar CPAN
Running install for module Compress::Zlib
Running make for P/PM/PMQS/Compress-Zlib-2.015.tar.gz
  Is already unwrapped into directory /root/.cpan/build/Compress-Zlib-2.015
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