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I seem to have misconfigured spam and am now trying to change it. I read elsewhere to remove /root/.cpam, which I did but that did not help to get me the initiation dialog.

When I type into the console o config, I do get:

perl -MCPAN -e shell
Terminal does not support AddHistory.

cpan shell -- CPAN exploration and modules installation (v1.7602)
ReadLine support available (try 'install Bundle::CPAN')

cpan> o conf
CPAN::Config options from /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/CPAN/Config.pm:
commit             Commit changes to disk
defaults           Reload defaults from disk
init               Interactive setting of all options

build_cache        10
build_dir          /home/andy/sw/bugzilla-4.0.1/install DateTime/build
cache_metadata     1
cpan_home          /home/andy/sw/bugzilla-4.0.1/install DateTime
dontload_hash
ftp                /usr/bin/ftp
ftp_proxy
getcwd             cwd
gpg                /usr/bin/gpg
gzip               /usr/bin/gzip
histfile           /home/andy/sw/bugzilla-4.0.1/install DateTime/histfile
histsize           100
http_proxy
inactivity_timeout 0
index_expire       1
inhibit_startup_message 0
keep_source_where  /home/andy/sw/bugzilla-4.0.1/install DateTime/sources
lynx
make               /usr/bin/make
make_arg
make_install_arg
makepl_arg
ncftpget           /usr/bin/ncftpget
no_proxy
pager              less
prerequisites_policy ask
scan_cache         atstart
shell              /bin/bash
tar                /bin/tar
term_is_latin      1
unzip              /usr/bin/unzip
urllist
    ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/unix/languages/perl/
wget               /usr/bin/wget


cpan>

Obviously I did something wrong while I tried to install the DateTime module.

How can I fix that? I am on suse 10.3

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Excerpt from man CPAN follows:

The configuration dialog can be started any time later again by issuing the command o conf init in the CPAN shell. A subset of the configuration dialog can be run by issuing o conf init WORD where WORD is any valid config variable or a regular expression.

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