System Administration

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Generic Ubuntu

Package repositories

The default mirror for machine installed around Nova Scotia is sometime doing wierd things. Switching to another server seems to do the trick. I recommend U Waterloo's repository at To change this:

A list of mirror is available here:

Mac OS X (kiwi)

Installing new Perl modules from CPAN

To install a Perl module from CPAN, you first need to launch the CPAN shell on kiwi:

  sudo -s
  perl -MCPAN -eshell

At the cpan> prompt, type 'install MODULE_NAME', where MODULE_NAME is the name of the module as listed on CPAN, for example: Example::Module or DBD::mysql

  install Example::Module

The CPAN shell should then automatically compile/test/install the given module.