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  • This was a recent security hole fix for PAUSE/CPAN.

    On Windows, someone on the module-authors list found that they needed to rename their "tar" binary to "gnutar" and then create a tar.bat file that had this single line

    gnutar %* --owner=0 "--mode=0700"

    Andreas suggested that mode should really be 0755, so I'd suggest trying that first before falling back to 0700.

    -- dagolden

    • I tried this hack, and it sort of works. I had to drop the --owner=0 part, or my tar.exe would complain about non existing owner.

      I ended up with:

      move c:\bin\tar.exe c:\bin\gnutar.exe
      vim c:\bin\tar.bat

      In tar.bat:

      @echo off
      c:\bin\gnutar.exe %* --mode=0755

      Uploaded the new Imager-SkinDetector 0.02 on CPAN and it was indexed correctly. Thanks!