I'm using OS X, 10.8.4 and I'm having trouble with CPAN. It doesn't seem to matter what I install, I get errors and can't build anything. I've tried to re-install it and, just in case I was missing something, used this as a guide. I moved ~/.cpan (/var/root/.cpan) to /var/root/.cpan-bak) and tried running cpan, but whatever I've done it never asks for any configuration issue.
While I've done work in C++ and Java, that was a while ago and I've had to do very little in terms of using make or building programs, so that's a skill I lack.
It seems to me that if things are working, if I start without the configuration directory, that when I build and install CPAN, on the first run it should be asking me for configuration information, but it doesn't - and I think the reason I'm having trouble installing anything is probably because of configuration issues, probably from when I upgraded the OS at one point.
What can I do to force a clean install of CPAN and force it to reconfigure?