Re: Using CPANPLUS problem (was: New MHonArc Bug Submission Method

2002-07-02 22:30:05
On July 3, 2002 at 10:32, Greg Matheson wrote:

All new bug reports for MHonArc should be submitted through
Savannah at <>.

It was making me jump through too many hoops, and it wasn't
really a bug anyway. 

What were the difficulties in the bug submission process?  Bugs should
not be difficult to submit, and if the submission form on savannah is
going to be a problem for users, I'd like to know.

CPANPLUS can't find dir name to untar MHonArc2.5.8 into.

I can install it by hand the usual way, no problem, but using
CPANPLUS, I get the following error report. perl is 5.008!
(really 5.8.0 RC2) on cygwin

CPAN Terminal> i /E/EH/EHOOD/MHonArc2.5.8
Trying to get /pub/CPAN/authors/id/E/EH/EHOOD/MHonArc2.5.8.tar.gz from
Trying to get /pub/CPAN/authors/id/E/EH/EHOOD/CHECKSUMS from
Checksum for /home/lang/.cpanplus/authors/id/E/EH/EHOOD/MHonArc2.5.8.tar.gz O
Untarring /home/lang/.cpanplus/authors/id/E/EH/EHOOD/MHonArc2.5.8.tar.gz
Running [gzip -cd /home/lang/.cpanplus/authors/id/E/EH/EHOOD/MHonArc2.5.8.tar
.gz | tar -tf -]...
Could not read dir name from /home/lang/.cpanplus/authors/id/E/EH/EHOOD/MHonA
rc2.5.8.tar.gz in CPANPLUS::Internals::Extract::_untar at Wed Jul  3 09:56:09
 2002 at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0/CPANPLUS/Internals/ line 22
Could not obtain extraction directory for module MHonArc2.5.8.tar.gz in CPANP
LUS::Internals::Install::_install_module at Wed Jul  3 09:56:09 2002 at /usr/
lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0/CPANPLUS/Internals/ line 105

I have no idea since I have not used CPANPLUS.  First, I would check
that MHonArc2.5.8.tar.gz is a valid tar.gz file when you download it.
When I uploaded to CPAN, the md5 checksum looked correct.

If it is, then it is in CPANPLUS domain and you should contact the
maintainers of CPANPLUS.  Note, you are using a non-stable release
of Perl and a alpha module (CPANPLUS), so there may be some problems.


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