|Subject:||Configuring the tar command used to avoid spurious permission issues.|
Hello, When running CPAN as root the files are untarred and the permissions inside the tarball are preserved. This is a problem when the arbitrary given UID/GID happens to exist and has some issue like being over quota: /bin/tar: Text-CSV-1.10/t: Cannot change ownership to uid 1031, gid 100: Disk quota exceeded And so the install fails, even though you are root! To avoid this we typically tell tar not to preserve the tarball owner/group etc... We have a function that calculates which flags tar needs on a given system to make that happen (IE -o, --no-same-owner, etc) and would like CPAN's use of /bin/tar to use the appropriate flags as well. Is it possible to configure the tar flags? (Aside from the verbosity level of course) If not could I make that a feature request? TIA guys!