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I'm glad that you replied... so it's not an OSX problem after all. The fact that those were the reports that I'd received was fooling me a bit.

There is no PaxHeaders directory in the tar archive. I downloaded the tar file from CPAN, and it's the same size as yours, and when I untar it, there is no PaxHeaders directory.

So I decided to read the tar man page to see if there was something about hidden files in there... and there was a --pax-options which I'd never heard of. It turns out that tar can create an archive in several different formats (including 'gnu' which is supposedly the default, and 'posix' which --pax-options controls). Typically, 'gnu' is the default, but running tar on my system (OpenSuSE 12.2) shows that tar was compiled to default to 'posix'.

Without a bit of research, I don't know how many releases ago tar switched from 'gnu' to 'posix', but I'll be it's within the last year.

I have placed a tar file for my development version (which so far doesn't contain any changes over 6.37). The only change is that it was tarred up as 'gnu' format. If you could download it and try to install it to see if the problem goes away, that would be fantastic.

It's available at:

In reply to Re^2: OSX module installation problem by SBECK
in thread OSX module installation problem by SBECK

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