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Bart Lateur
February 9, 2001 01:15
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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On Thu, 8 Feb 2001 17:39:01 +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:

>On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 12:26:59PM -0500, Dan Sugalski wrote:
>> (Including Archive::Tar as part of the base perl distribution's not 
>> inappropriate, assuming we can get permission. )

Since it's already part of the "standard distribution" for Win32, both
ActiveState and IndigoStar, as both use it in order to install packages,
I guess that that won't be much of a problem.

>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?

You don't need to use raw .tar. Archive::Tar works perfectly fine with
.tar.gz files. Compression effectively takes care of the padding with
nulls, because they get "compressed away". The compression is handled by
the Compress::Zlib module. So if there is any redistribution licensee
problem, I expect it to be there.


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