There were times when a pathetic addition to the CPAN was merely a minor annoyance, easy to tolerate as such a module did not interfer with one's own work.
Mind you, the offending module isn't used nor mentioned anywhere in the modules whose tests it can make fail. The failures happen because this pathetic piece of shit doesn't adhere to any CPAN packaging standards and its files and directories somehow get merged with those of other modules on tarball-extraction.
And now I am waiting for those who still claim that CPAN's policy should be as liberal as possible when it comes to uploads. No, it shouldn't. Instead, too obvious breaches against CPAN conventions should be denied their upload. Furthermore, those that were uploaded in the past ought to be deleted immediately.
I suppose it's not going to happen. That means that my modules will continue to fail their tests on that particular machine until its admin finally removes the offending files by hand.