Subject: pkg/27049: textproc/p5-Pod-Simple bogus distfile from
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From: None <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 09/27/2004 17:38:21
>Number:         27049
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       textproc/p5-Pod-Simple bogus distfile from
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Sep 27 10:40:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Robert Elz
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6X   (-- pkgsrc current as of date/time of this message)
	Prince of Songkla University
System: NetBSD 1.6X NetBSD 1.6X (JADE) #17: Wed Sep 24 20:25:35 ICT 2003 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	The copy of the distfile for textproc/p5-Pod-Simple
	(that is: Pod-Simple-3.02.tar.gz) at the cpan mirror
	site is trash.   That is, it has the
	expected number of bytes, but their values aren't what
	they should be ("file" just says "data", gzip doesn't
	recognise it at all...)   I fetched the file multiple times,
	got the same trash each time - it isn't a transfer problem.

	The copy from (another of the mirror sites)
	is just fine.

	Arrange (via one method or another) to fetch Pod-Simple-3.02.tar.gz
	from and see if you can unpack it...

	Remove from the PERL_CPAN master sites would do it,
	either for just this package, or for everything...

	Or someone could tell the sunet people they have a broken file
	and get them to remove or fix it.

	(I don't regard that as my responsibility - I don't care about
	the file in question, I just want NetBSD's pkgsrc to work
	properly with the world as it is).

	I didn't check all the other mirror sites - but some of them
	either don't let me fetch the file at all (OK, the ftp client
	address I use has no PTR record...) or don't seem to have it,
	or not at pkgsrc's expected path (which is how I got to attempt in the first place).