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!