I'm about to lose my mind. How in the world do you tell CPAN to download via HTTP only? ...and NOT via a proxy.
Simplest way of having it not use FTP is to shove HTTP URLs on the front of your urllist - or replace it completely like sebastionopilla said. You can do it from inside the cpan shell too:
o conf urllist unshift http://some.cpan.mirror/here/
You can use
o conf urllist - o conf urllist shift
to empty it first if you wish.
o conf no_proxy 1
to turn off the proxy.
o conf commit
to save the config
Try putting only HTTP URLs in your CPAN's Config.pm file, like:
'urllist' => [q[http://cpan.cict.fr/], q[http://cpan.enstimac.fr/], q[http://mirrors4.kernel.org/cpan/]],
I routinely do this and as far as I can see there's no FTP traffic to any CPAN mirror.
- Before running cpan:
export -n http_proxy
- In the cpan shell:
o conf http_proxy ''
- To save your modified cpan config:
o conf commit
That will disable any http proxy CPAN is configured to use.
cpan> o conf /proxy/ cpan> o conf no_proxy 1 cpan> o conf commit
Set proxy username and password:
cpan> o conf proxy_user your_username cpan> o conf proxy_pass your_password cpan> o conf commit
If you don't want to use a cpan shell, you can also edit your cpan config file with a text editor, in unix systems it's here:
Of course, the field to change in your particular question is 'http_proxy'.