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July 22, 2019 06:27
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Re: "Damaged tar archive" for perl-5.32.2 on ftp calls from CPANmirrors
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> On Jul 21, 2019, at 5:55 PM, James E Keenan <jkeenan@pobox.com> wrote:
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> My CPAN-River-3000 program uses Net::FTP-wrapped ftp calls to query a CPAN mirror for the presence of a new monthly development release tarball.  Hence, once a month it downloads a tarball via ftp to a tempdir, unpacks the tarball and builds a dev release of perl which is installed elsewhere on disk.


This doesn’t solve the problem you had, exactly, but using HTTP from https://www.cpan.org/ <https://www.cpan.org/> will in 99% of cases work faster (and be more up-to-date).


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