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17242
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ANDK [...] cpan.org
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adamk [...] cpan.org
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Subject: Consider using IE's ftp component via Win32::OLE on Windows
The windows ftp.exe is really really evil, old and does nasty things. If available, consider using Win32::OLE to pull the file using internet explorer's FTP component.
Patches welcome I have no Windows box and no Windows experience. Look at how simple the solution for MacOS: @levels = qw/easy/ if $^O eq 'MacOS'; in CPAN.pm turns off the harder parts of bootstrapping. It would also be possible to write a method hostwindowsonly and have line like @levels = qw/easy windowsonly/ if $^O eq 'Win32';
CC: ADAMK@cpan.org
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #17242] Consider using IE's ftp component via Win32::OLE on Windows
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 22:11:19 +1100
To: bug-CPAN@rt.cpan.org
From: Adam Kennedy <adam@phase-n.com>
Sure. Leave the bug open for now. Now we have Windows working more like a first-class platform, and more people will be getting up to speed with Win32/CPAN stuff, we should be able to have something put together for you by 5.8.9. Adam K Andreas Koenig via RT wrote:
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> Patches welcome > > I have no Windows box and no Windows experience. > > Look at how simple the solution for MacOS: > > @levels = qw/easy/ if $^O eq 'MacOS'; > > in CPAN.pm turns off the harder parts of bootstrapping. > > It would also be possible to write a method hostwindowsonly and have > line like > > @levels = qw/easy windowsonly/ if $^O eq 'Win32'; >
Reminder: patches welcome :)


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