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Old 09-25-2003, 01:22 PM   #1
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perl CPAN

Hi all,
does anyone know if I should run:

perl -MCPAN -e shell

as root? I accidentally ran it as root on its first run and now it tells me that /root/.cpan has been allocated as the config file/directory (even if I delete it). I am trying to use this software as I have just installed f-prot and when I try to do an update I get the following error:

tuttle@darkstar:/usr/local/f-prot/tools$ ./
Error: Unable to include perl module: 'HTTP::Request'.
Please install this module and try re-running this script.
(Hint: man CPAN)

Fatal error. Exiting...

Any light on this would be much appreciated.

edit: I tried the update as root with the same error

Last edited by LinFreak!; 09-25-2003 at 01:24 PM.
Old 12-31-2003, 11:48 PM   #2
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Yeah I have the same problem does anyone know what to do?
Old 01-01-2004, 12:01 AM   #3
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I figured it out

it worked for me
Old 01-03-2004, 08:16 AM   #4
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Well I had the same problem with f-prot but I chose some painless solution. As my experience with perl is null, i found an older version of f-prot and I took the script and copied it into my new f-prot directory.


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