|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.