After performing a routine upgrade of my CPAN modules on my $work machine, I noticed that I was prompted to configure CPAN for the first time after I attempted to load the CPAN shell again.
Obviously I had already done all of that so I had to figure out what had changed. I remembered having installed only a couple new modules, including File::HomeDir.
Browsing its Changes file shows:
Moving the FreeDesktop driver to prod
My operating system is Ubuntu 10.04, which apparently means that File::HomeDir will use these new FreeDesktop rules. The big change is that the default data dir is no longer your home directory, but ~/.local/share/
The simple fix was to move my