Changing your cpan mirror
Posted by mafiaid on 15 August 2007
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!