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Thanks. The install eventually worked after multiple attempts so won't use this right now but I was interested to learn about the CPAN configuration options. I found a description of recommends_policy at Config Variables. I found the location of CPAN/config.pm that CPAN is using along with the current value of recommends_policy from the CPAN shell like shown below. This also gave me the command o conf help.

cpan> o conf $CPAN::Config options from C:\Strawberry\perl\lib/CPAN/Config.pm: commit [Commit changes to disk] defaults [Reload defaults from disk] help [Short help about 'o conf' usage] init [Interactive setting of all options] applypatch [] auto_commit [1] build_cache [50] build_dir [C:\STRAWB~1\cpan\build] build_dir_reuse [0] [...] recommends_policy [1] scan_cache [atstart] shell [C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe] [...]