cpan won't configure correctly on centos6, can't connect to internet

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http://serverfault.com – I have Centos 6 setup and have installed perl-CPAN. When I run cpan it takes me through the setup and ends by telling me it can't connect to the internet and to enter a mirror. I enter a mirror, but it still can't install the package. What am I doing wrong? If you're accessing the net via proxies, you can specify them in the CPAN configuration or via environment variables. The variable in the $CPAN::Config takes precedence. <ftp_proxy> Your ftp_proxy? [] <http_proxy> Your http_proxy? [] <no_proxy> Your no_proxy? [] CPAN needs access to at least one CPAN mirror. (HowTos)