I had intended to complain about the CPAN module, how I never quite manage to get it to work properly. Much as I love the CPAN itself, the CPAN module (used to ease the installation of other modules) wasn’t quite working right and it was driving me crazy. I tried CPANPLUS to no avail. In the end, this is no big deal, I don’t mind installing Perl modules by hand. It’s the principle of the thing. CPAN would try to grab a module and just hang there, unable to download the file. Most irksome.

Then I turned off my firewall, and everything worked fine.

Gah. So now I just need to tweak the firewall settings a bit, and problem solved.