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Id: 4991
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: libwww-perl

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: Marco.Moreno [...]

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Severity: Critical
Broken in: 5.76
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: README timestamp breaks installation in cygwin
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[Installing libwww-perl-5.76 with Cygwin on win2k.] While the bogus timestamp of libwww-perl-5.76/README (1/1/1970) works ok on *nix, window's epoch is 1/1/1980 and since cygwin's tar is unforgiving (or broken?), cpan dies: tar: libwww-perl-5.76/README: Cannot utime: Invalid argument I used a windows untar (which changed the timestamp to 1/1/1980) and performed "make" manually to work around the issue. Some might argue (myself included) that this is really a bug in tar, but in a real and practical sense, a simple touch of README would solve it. (And in a purist sense, 1970 is indeed incorrect anyway.) Thanks for such a wonderful package! Marco Moreno

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