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Id:
17237
Status:
resolved
Priority:
Low/Low
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Owner:
ANDK [...] cpan.org
Requestors:
adamk [...] cpan.org
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Severity:
Important
Broken in:
1.76_01
Fixed in:
(no value)



On Windows, when CPAN.pm has to fall back to using ftp.exe, it's possible for the failure to download to create an empty MIRRORED.BY file, which triggers a refetch, and repeats in an infinite loop.
I think rev. 465 has enough protection to help the user to turn off the use of an external ftp command. Will make a new release after I have gone through the other 4 new bugs as of today


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