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Subject: CPAN setup should provide adequate error message when ftp server overloaded
when running cpan for the first time (e.g. by calling perl -MCPAN -e 'install DBI'), it tries to download various files. <<You have no /root/.cpan/sources/MIRRORED.BY I'm trying to fetch one CPAN: LWP::UserAgent loaded ok Fetching with LWP: ftp://ftp.perl.org/pub/CPAN/MIRRORED.BY Fetching with LWP: ftp://ftp.perl.org/pub/CPAN/MIRRORED.BY.gz Fetching with Net::FTP: ftp://ftp.perl.org/pub/CPAN/MIRRORED.BY ...> and many more attempts and then it eventually fails. By hand, I noticed with cftp: 421 There are already 1500 users logged on. Try again in 10 minutes. This would obviously be very helpful! Rgds r.
I've improved the error handling on Net::FTP downloads for the upcoming rev. 1.84 Thanks for the report, sorry for the delay


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