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Re: setup hangs at perl-min

On Aug 27 10:59, Fergus wrote:
> I find during a brand new install of "All" that setup hangs at
> perl-ming; the reason for this is that both bzips (curr and prev)
> release\ming\perl-ming\perl-ming-0.4.3-[12].tar.bz2
> contain tars
> perl-ming-0.4.3-[12].tar
> that contain files at
> usr\share\man\man3\
> whose names include the string "::", not liked by Windows.

Not liked by the Win32 API, but no problem at all for the native NT API.
However, these are not really colons:

> Can this difficulty be addressed by renaming the files?
> (I don't actually need or use these files, but the glitch in setup
> is a headache. Possibly relevant that I still use XP on FAT32 not
> e.g. W7 on NTFS;

FAT32 has no such problem with colons in filenames, but in this case it
doesn't really matter, see above.  FAT32 also stores filenames as
Unicode, so the characters you see are not really colons, but Unicode
characters in the 0xf0XX area.

Additionally I tested to install perl-ming via the current setup.exe on
W7/FAT32 and XP/FAT32, and it works fine. ?


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