A collection of distribution preferences for CPAN.pm
This directory contains a number of files for the CPAN.pm distroprefs system.
In a nutshell, use these files if you encounter problems when installing or testing CPAN modules — maybe the solution for the problem is already contained here.
How to use it: you can git-clone the whole directory into
~/.local/share/.cpan/prefs (depending on your CPAN.pm
distribution). However, it's recommended to pick only the distropref
files you really need, so just copy or symlink these files only. Most
files are named after the CPAN distribution (e.g.
X11-Xlib.yml for the
Also make make sure that a YAML module is installed, either
YAML::Syck. Not all of the files are compatible with
(yet), so make sure that the CPAN configuration option
is not set to
How to check if it worked: While
CPAN.pm is building a module, and a
matching distropref file is found, you'll see something like
______________________ D i s t r o P r e f s ______________________ X11-Xlib.dd
in the log output.