Installing Perl modules with "perl -MCPAN -e shell;" fails with "02packages.details.txt.gz does not contain a Line-Count header"

Greg Matheson
Fri Feb 25 09:05:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, 24 Feb 2005, Stephan Petersen wrote:

> When I fire up
> perl -MCPAN -e shell;
> and for instance try to install Config::Inifiles, it fails with strange 
> "02packages.details.txt.gz does not contain a Line-Count header" 
> messages (see below).

I see here that the file begins this way:

	File:         02packages.details.txt
	Description:  Package names found in directory $CPAN/authors/id/
	Columns:      package name, version, path
	Intended-For: Automated fetch routines, namespace documentation.
	Written-By:   Id: mldistwatch 530 2004-12-31 07:19:27Z k
	Line-Count:   30179
	Last-Updated: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 14:39:54 GMT

	AAC::Pvoice                        0.91
	AAC::Pvoice::Bitmap                1.12
	AAC::Pvoice::Dialog                1.01

Probably your file got damaged, I think.

Greg Matheson, Taiwan

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