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I don't have a Mac either, but I can verify the same problems occur on Windows 7 x64 with Strawberry 5.16.1. Doing the process step-by-step (without using CPAN client):

VinsWorldcom@C:\Users\VinsWorldcom\Downloads> ver Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] VinsWorldcom@C:\Users\VinsWorldcom\Downloads> perl -v This is perl 5, version 16, subversion 1 (v5.16.1) built for MSWin32-x +64-multi-thread [... output omitted ...] VinsWorldcom@C:\Users\VinsWorldcom\Downloads> wget http://search.cpan. +org/CPAN/authors/id/S/SB/SBECK/Date-Manip-6.37.tar.gz SYSTEM_WGETRC = c:/progra~1/wget/etc/wgetrc syswgetrc = c:/progra~1/wget/etc/wgetrc --2013-01-08 09:50:18-- http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/S/SB/S +BECK/Date-Manip-6.37.tar.gz Resolving search.cpan.org... 199.15.176.161 Connecting to search.cpan.org|199.15.176.161|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found Location: http://cpan.msi.umn.edu/authors/id/S/SB/SBECK/Date-Manip-6.3 +7.tar.gz [following] --2013-01-08 09:50:18-- http://cpan.msi.umn.edu/authors/id/S/SB/SBECK +/Date-Manip-6.37.tar.gz Resolving cpan.msi.umn.edu... 128.101.190.65 Connecting to cpan.msi.umn.edu|128.101.190.65|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 2083828 (2.0M) [application/x-gzip] Saving to: `Date-Manip-6.37.tar.gz' 100%[======================================>] 2,083,828 804K/s in + 2.5s 2013-01-08 09:50:21 (804 KB/s) - `Date-Manip-6.37.tar.gz' saved [20838 +28/2083828] VinsWorldcom@C:\Users\VinsWorldcom\Downloads> gunzip Date-Manip-6.37.t +ar.gz VinsWorldcom@C:\Users\VinsWorldcom\Downloads> tar xf Date-Manip-6.37.t +ar tar: Unknown file type 'x' for ./PaxHeaders.4875/Date-Manip-6.37, extr +acted as normal file tar: Unknown file type 'x' for Date-Manip-6.37/PaxHeaders.4875/lib, ex +tracted as normal file tar: Unknown file type 'x' for Date-Manip-6.37/lib/PaxHeaders.4875/Dat +e, extracted as normal file [... output omitted ...] tar: Unknown file type 'x' for Date-Manip-6.37/t/PaxHeaders.4875/dm5.d +ate_today_1.t, extracted as normal file tar: Unknown file type 'x' for Date-Manip-6.37/t/PaxHeaders.4875/date. +cmp.t, extracted as normal file tar: Unknown file type 'x' for Date-Manip-6.37/PaxHeaders.4875/META.ym +l, extracted as normal file VinsWorldcom@C:\Users\VinsWorldcom\Downloads> ls Directory of C:\Users\VinsWorldcom\Downloads [.] [Date-Manip-6.37] [PaxHeaders.4875] [..] Date-Manip-6.37.tar 1 File(s) 15,769,600 bytes VinsWorldcom@C:\Users\VinsWorldcom\Downloads> cd Date-Manip-6.37 vincen_m@C:\Users\vincen_m\Downloads\Date-Manip-6.37> ls Directory of C:\Users\vincen_m\Downloads\Date-Manip-6.37 [.] INSTALL MANIFEST README.first [..] [internal] META.json [t] Build.PL [lib] META.yml [examples] LICENSE [PaxHeaders.4875] HISTORY Makefile.PL README 10 File(s) 266,475 bytes vincen_m@C:\Users\vincen_m\Downloads\Date-Manip-6.37> perl Makefile.PL Checking if your kit is complete... Looks good Warning: prerequisite Test::Inter 0 not found. Bareword found where operator expected at ./Makefile.PL line 1, near " +30 mtime" (Missing operator before mtime?) Number found where operator expected at ./Makefile.PL line 2, near "30 +" (Missing semicolon on previous line?) Bareword found where operator expected at ./Makefile.PL line 2, near " +30 atime" (Missing operator before atime?) Number found where operator expected at ./Makefile.PL line 3, near "30 +" (Missing semicolon on previous line?) Bareword found where operator expected at ./Makefile.PL line 3, near " +30 ctime" (Missing operator before ctime?) ERROR from evaluation of C:\Users\vincen_m\Downloads\Date-Manip-6.37\P +axHeaders. 4875/Makefile.PL: syntax error at ./Makefile.PL line 1, near "30 mtime +"

Seems like the PaxHeaders.4875 directory is created during the TAR archive extract. Did a "hidden" directory get archived in your tarball on distro creation?


In reply to Re: OSX module installation problem by VinsWorldcom
in thread OSX module installation problem by SBECK

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