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gunzip has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Perl 5.8.6/OS X 10.3

I've done several new Perl installations lately and each time CPAN.pm fails to get 3 important files to build its database:

A year ago I never had any such problems with CPAN.pm. What's gone wrong? Manual installation is not an option due to dependencies.