Trouble Installing XML::Parser on CentOS

While trying to install XML::RSS from CPAN on a CentOS installation with Perl 5.10, it kept failing on the pre-requisite XML::Parser

For example, one of the failures showed:

t/astress.t ……….. Failed 15/27 subtests

and concluded with

Test Summary Report
t/astress.t (Wstat: 0 Tests: 27 Failed: 15)
Failed tests: 5-11, 14, 18-24
Files=15, Tests=141, 1 wallclock secs ( 0.07 usr 0.03 sys + 0.88 cusr 0.14 csys = 1.12 CPU)
Result: FAIL
Failed 1/15 test programs. 15/141 subtests failed.
make: *** [test_dynamic] Error 255
/usr/bin/make test — NOT OK
//hint// to see the cpan-testers results for installing this module, try:
reports TODDR/XML-Parser-2.43.tar.gz
Running make install
make test had returned bad status, won’t install without force

To resolve this, I found the doc said

“You can install this module from OS package too, but CPAN has most fresh version.
CentOS/RHEL/Fedora: perl-XML-Parser

so based on this I used
yum install perl-XML-Parser
to install the Perl XML Parser, and that then allowed
cpan XML::RSS
to finally complete the install correctly.

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