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Id: 39687
Status: new
Priority: 0/
Queue: CPAN

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: dagolden [...]

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Subject: Don't allow * as a valid distribution name
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There are a couple of files on CPAN with a "" extension (e.g. Because these have a .zip extension and because ppm format is just a zip archive, it's possible for CPAN to attempt to extract it and make/test/install. In the latest dev releases, it will fail during extraction because it looks like a poorly formed distribution, but it would probably be better to identify a request for and reject with a more helpful error message.

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