Change your default CPAN mirror

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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 in the CPAN module. In my install, it is located at /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/CPAN/ 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.