|Subject:||CentOS 5 appears to be shipping a busted CPAN shell|
Strictly not your bug, but I thought you'd like to know, CentOS 5 is shipping what appears to be a busted CPAN shell. "Recursive dependency" problems have been cropping up.I tried it with a stock 5.8.8 and it worked fine. My conclusion is that CentOS or their upstream (gag) Redhat screwed up the CPAN shell. I checked perl-5.8.8-18.el5_3.1.i386.rpm CentOS 5, aside from a trivial patch to change "lynx" to "links" all CPAN files are exactly the same as in 5.8.8. But I don't know if that's the exact version of Perl5 they had.