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17761
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adamk [...] cpan.org
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1.85
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Subject: Default core Perl on windows cannot open packages
I don't know if you can fix this one here. On windows, using a default build of Perl with no additional extras from Vanilla Perl or ActivePerl, you can't open packages from CPAN. In the core Perl case, CPAN.pm uses tar and gunzip, both of which don't exist on Win32. Not sure how to solve this problem short of moving Compress::Zlib and Archive::Tar into the core... (and possibly one or two more). But I've left it here in case you have any ideas.
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #17761] Default core Perl on windows cannot open packages
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 21:50:10 +0100
To: bug-CPAN@rt.cpan.org
From: andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de (Andreas J. Koenig)
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>>>>> On Mon, 20 Feb 2006 12:53:35 -0500 (EST), " via RT" <bug-CPAN@rt.cpan.org> said:
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> Mon Feb 20 12:53:33 2006: Request 17761 was acted upon. > Transaction: Ticket created by ADAMK > Queue: CPAN > Subject: Default core Perl on windows cannot open packages > Owner: Nobody > Requestors: ADAMK@cpan.org > Status: new > Ticket <URL: http://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=17761 >
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> I don't know if you can fix this one here.
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> On windows, using a default build of Perl with no additional extras from > Vanilla Perl or ActivePerl, you can't open packages from CPAN.
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> In the core Perl case, CPAN.pm uses tar and gunzip, both of which don't > exist on Win32.
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> Not sure how to solve this problem short of moving Compress::Zlib and > Archive::Tar into the core... (and possibly one or two more).
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> But I've left it here in case you have any ideas.
I'd expect bundle people to include Archive::Tar and Compress::Zlib in *their* code, be it Activestar or Camelstate. Oops sorry:) I'd hope CPAN.pm makes the correct guess then and actually uses the modules. -- andreas
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #17761] Default core Perl on windows cannot open packages
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 07:54:14 +1100
To: bug-CPAN@rt.cpan.org
From: Adam Kennedy <adam@phase-n.com>
Well yes, except that Vanilla Perl isn't supposed to do bundling. It's supposed to be just the plain core Perl. Adam K andreas.koenig.gmwojprw@franz.ak.mind.de via RT wrote:
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>>>>>> On Mon, 20 Feb 2006 12:53:35 -0500 (EST), " via RT" <bug-CPAN@rt.cpan.org> said:
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> > Mon Feb 20 12:53:33 2006: Request 17761 was acted upon. > > Transaction: Ticket created by ADAMK > > Queue: CPAN > > Subject: Default core Perl on windows cannot open packages > > Owner: Nobody > > Requestors: ADAMK@cpan.org > > Status: new > > Ticket <URL: http://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=17761 >
> >
> > I don't know if you can fix this one here.
>
> > On windows, using a default build of Perl with no additional extras from > > Vanilla Perl or ActivePerl, you can't open packages from CPAN.
>
> > In the core Perl case, CPAN.pm uses tar and gunzip, both of which don't > > exist on Win32.
>
> > Not sure how to solve this problem short of moving Compress::Zlib and > > Archive::Tar into the core... (and possibly one or two more).
>
> > But I've left it here in case you have any ideas.
> > I'd expect bundle people to include Archive::Tar and Compress::Zlib in > *their* code, be it Activestar or Camelstate. Oops sorry:) > > I'd hope CPAN.pm makes the correct guess then and actually uses the > modules. > >
I think I can close this noting that 5.10 will have Archive::Tar and Compress::Zlib. Thanks!


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