pshangov has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I have been trying for several days now to upload my first distribution on CPAN. I need some help dealing with the "The distribution contains the following world writable directories or files and is therefore considered a security breach and as such not being indexed" error message is from CPAN. I saw this issue has been discussed here before (, but I still cannot understand what I need to do to get "Build dist" to create a proper distribution.

I am using:
ActivePerl 5.10.0
Module::Build 0.30
Archive::Tar 1.42

When I upload my distro to CPAN I get an error that all my directories are world-writable.

Using Cygwin is not an option, and strawberry is currently not an option either.