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 http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/. To change this:
- backup /etc/apt/sources.list
- replace http://ca.ubuntu.[...] by another server name such as http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ .
- Save the file
- type sudo apt-get update
A list of mirror is available here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archivemirrors
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
The CPAN shell should then automatically compile/test/install the given module.