I've just received an email from a rather distraught and angry user reporting that one of the tests in File::Remove deleting his root directory.
This is the first time I've heard anything like this, and the user hasn't given me any information about the system that it occurred on (although we can assume it is a POSIX system) but you may wish to show some care when installing CPAN modules.
I will have a new release out to fix this potential problem as soon as possible.
A contributed test in t/05_links.t creates softlinks to several directories and then deletes them to test that remove() does NOT follow the softlinks.
Unfortunately, one of the places the test links to is File::Spec::rootdir().
As a result, when the test FAILS it will recursively delete the root directory.
This test has now been removed from the distribution, and File::Remove 0.38 has been uploaded to the CPAN.