Change your default CPAN mirror

Changing your cpan mirror.

Although it seems like it would be easy task to accomplish, it seems there is no easy way to change the perl CPAN module mirror list. I have only found two ways to do this.

The first way I found is to modify your Config.pm in the CPAN module. In my install, it is located at /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/CPAN/Config.pm. Look for ‘urllist’ and you will see the list of mirrors. Modify this variable to change where CPAN looks for its modules.

The second way is to re-run the CPAN configuration. You do this by running the cpan command line:
perl -MCPAN -e shell

and then running o conf init

cpan> o conf init

This will run the initial configuration of CPAN again.

It seems like there should be an easier way to do this – if anyone knows please post a comment!

Dave Drager

Dave Drager

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