|Think about Loose Coupling|
gzipped tarballs, CPAN, winzip, and all thatby John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor)
|on Jan 07, 2003 at 07:19 UTC||Need Help??|
John M. Dlugosz has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I used Archive::Tar to make up the new release of Exporter-VA-1.2.2.gz, currently in my CPAN authors directory (DLUGOSZ). Could someone check it out for me and make sure the gz file is OK?
For some reason, Winzip doesn't know what to make of it. Normally it will see a gz file contains just a tar and un-nests it properly. Viewing the "inner" manually it sure looks like the stuff is there, but for some reason the Windows tools don't like it.
Meanwhile, I put everyting into a top-level subdir which is what CPAN indexers want. Apparently that is common practice in some cultures, though annoying in the culture I grew up in.
Update:It seems that Winzip only likes it if the file name is *.tar.gz or *.tgz. Ending in *.gz alone confuses it, as it doesn't know that the thing inside the gzip file is a tar.