CPAN Perl Modules – LWP failed with code

I had a little difficulty today installing some Perl modules from CPAN. I was getting messages like:

Fetching with Net::FTP:
Couldn't fetch 01mailrc.txt.gz from
Fetching with LWP:
LWP failed with code[400] message[FTP return code 150]
Fetching with Net::FTP:

First I tried removing the exisint file from /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/CPAN/
Then I tried the install command again:

# perl -MCPAN -e shell  [no when asked]
cpan > install Mail::SPF::Query

This time I tried a little more patience and let it take its course. Eventually the install proceeded.
Patience is a virtue.

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