Thanks much trww. It worked! I guess that's what they mean by "force." I suppose the next step is to test both to make sure they really took.
I've learned a couple of things as the result of this node, but the main thing is that the installation of a CPAN module will not always appear to be going perfectly, but keep going anyway.
I just wish I knew what the reports were really telling me. Some I get, most I don't.
"The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men." George Eliot