cpan client tries to install non-existent version
Ran into an issue today and wanted to share in case anybody else hits the problem.
Using the good-old
cpan client I found myself unable to install a module.
It took me a while to track down the problem...
CPAN::SQLite installed and that appears to have a bug
(which I filed as RT 69415):
If a greater version of a dist is removed from the CPAN,
CPAN::SQLite will fail to reindex the "current" (lesser) version,
which means the
cpan client will spiral into a 404 loop and give up.
So if you try to install a module and
cpan spews 404 errors for a different version than you're expecting, open up
sqlite3 and delete that record with something like:
DELETE FROM dists WHERE dist_name = '?'