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Dan Sugalski
February 8, 2001 09:41
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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At 05:39 PM 2/8/2001 +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:
>On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 12:26:59PM -0500, Dan Sugalski wrote:
> > This is an excellent reason, and one I hadn't considered. I withdraw any
> > objections. Care to put together a PDD on how it should be handled?
> > (Including Archive::Tar as part of the base perl distribution's not
> > inappropriate, assuming we can get permission. )
>Do we really want to use tar format (over say cpio) as tar rounds files
>up to 512 block boundaries, and has some arbitrary restrictions on filename
>lengths in the headers?

Having the perl archives splittable by other available tools is a good 
thing. Using the zip format's fine too--I don't much care either way. 
(Zip's better in some ways since you can encode extra info in the file 
headers, but I don't know that we'll need it, nor if any platform besides 
VMS uses it)


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