It really is a testament to CPAN how much I rely on their service day in and day out. So when it comes to something like the last couple of days where CPAN is broken, it really shows up quite quickly for me.
But I'm not pissed, not at all - you know why? Because up until now CPAN has been available almost around the clock, without grumble or hickup. So this once in a blue moon occurance simply reminds me of how much I owe the CPAN administrators.
So I'm going to have a cup of tea and raise a mug to Andreas and Elaine and Jarkko and their team, and instead of downloading software I'm going to write some instead
Anyway, I have faith that all will be OK tomorrow - www.cpan.org seems to have fixed files on it (including my local CHECKSUMS file which seesm to have broken), so it's just my local mirror that's borked right now, and I expect that'll be fixed during the next rsync.