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Old 08-19-2004, 09:16 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Oxford, OH
Distribution: LFS 5.1.1, Slackware 9.1
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perl -MCPAN -e shell # PROBLEM FINDING CPAN site

Dear All,

I am trying to install GNOME on LFS. To that end, I am installing one of its packages, gtk-doc. When I ./configure, I get:

checking for DocBook XML DTD V4.1.2 in XML catalog... not found
configure: error: could not find DocBook XML DTD V4.1.2 in XML catalog

I read some postings, downloaded and installed expat, dowmloaded, typed...

perl -MCPAN -e shell

...answered many questions with defaults, and came to the following error (the error and preceding questions are between the hash marks; I added the <ENTER>s):

If you're accessing the net via proxies, you can specify them in the
CPAN configuration or via environment variables. The variable in
the $CPAN::Config takes precedence.

Your ftp_proxy? <ENTER>
Your http_proxy? <ENTER>
Your no_proxy? <ENTER>

You have no /root/.cpan/sources/MIRRORED.BY
I'm trying to fetch one
LWP not available
CPAN: Net::FTP loaded ok
Fetching with Net::FTP:
Fetching with Net::FTP
Issuing "/usr/bin/ftp -n"
ftp: Host name lookup failure
Not connected.
Local directory now /root/.cpan/sources

Not connected.
Not connected.
Not connected.
Not connected.
Not connected.
Bad luck... Still failed!

Can't access URL

Please check, if the URLs I found in your configuration file () are valid.
The urllist can be edited. E.g. with 'o conf urllist push ftp://myurl/'

Could not fetch MIRRORED.BY needs at least one URL where it can fetch CPAN files from.

Please enter your CPAN site: []

What is my CPAN site? What is a proxy? What am I doing?

Sorry - I'm bulldozing through lots of learning experiences all at once and probably need to take a break.

I don't know what to enter for "your CPAN site". Just hitting enter doesn't do it; It just asks for this information again and again.

If anyone has any ideas, I'm game.

- Thanks, Ben
Old 08-26-2004, 05:55 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Oxford, OH
Distribution: LFS 5.1.1, Slackware 9.1
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Dear All,

One hundred five people have viewed this post, and no one has replied. Either this question is too obscure or is just plain dumb. I have decided to reinstall my LFS partition and will be following along in BLFS to install GNOME.

- Ben


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