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Subject: 'force install' doesn't actually force unwrapping
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Initial config: CPAN has both external tar and gzip disabled (configuration manually set to q[ ] because calling `o conf init tar` and entering a space would set it to q[] instead of q[ ]). I start up CPAN and try to install a module, in this case Compress::Zlib. Since I have neither Compress::Zlib nor tar+gzip available, unwrapping fails. Without closing CPAN, I call `o conf init tar` and `o conf init gzip`. I run the command `install Compress::Zlib`, which fails because unwrapping already failed this session. I try `force install Compress::Zlib`, which fails with the following: cpan[7]> force install Compress::Zlib Running install for module 'Compress::Zlib' Running make for P/PM/PMQS/IO-Compress-2.020.tar.gz Unwrapping had some problem, won't try again without force Had problems unarchiving. Please build manually Running make test Make had some problems, won't test Running make install Make had some problems, won't install However, `force get Compress::Zlib` then succeeds.


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