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Re: cpan install fails with bad tar call

by thanos1983 (Parson)
on Apr 24, 2019 at 16:45 UTC ( #1232955=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to cpan install fails with bad tar call

Hello RockyRoccoco,

Welcome to the Monastery. You can read this previously asked question CPAN module installs failing. Possibly the solution will work on your case also.

Let us know.

BR / Thanos

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Re^2: cpan install fails with bad tar call
by RockyRoccoco (Initiate) on Apr 25, 2019 at 00:31 UTC
    I've looked at it. DIfferent OS, path referred to is not found currently, no component of the path is found. So, no. But it is possibly a good direction. I need to know where to correct tar is located on my windows 10 system. I also am trying to figure out how to separate msys2 from regular windows programs. That's probably what is going on.
      I need to know where to correct tar is located on my windows 10 system

      In my experience, you can use whichever tar you like - but I don't think the cpan utility that ships with my my Strawberry Perls uses "tar" at all.
      (I guess they use Archive::Tar.)

      Looks to me that your C:\Users\Owner\.cpan\MyConfig.pm has been written for msys2's perl - not for Strawberry Perl.

      That being so, the solution would be to have separate cpan home directories for Strawberry Perl and msys2's perl.

      Other than that, it might be handy if you could show us a copy of your MyConfig.pm.
      Please first remove any sensitive information contained therein.

      Certainly something that has been written for an msys2 perl is being accessed as both "/usr/bin/tar" and "/c/Users/Owner/..." are paths that would work fine in in an msys2 shell.
      However, if backslashes are substituted for forward slashes, not even msys2 will be able to make sense of them.

      Cheers,
      Rob

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