Openmoko Bug #1615: Busybox or Perl-Module-Cpan need a fix

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Tue Jul 15 23:37:57 CEST 2008

#1615: Busybox or Perl-Module-Cpan need a fix
 Reporter:  iandouglas736    |       Owner:  openmoko-kernel  
     Type:  defect           |      Status:  new              
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:                   
Component:  System Software  |     Version:                   
 Severity:  normal           |    Keywords:  busybox gzip cpan
 Blocking:                   |   Blockedby:                   
 Since gzip is a symlinked command to busybox, and not the full gzip
 utility, the perl-module-cpan library often fails to unpack tarballs
 because the CPAN module is configured to use a --decompress flag to gzip,
 when the busybox version of gzip only supports the shorter -d flag

 Either busybox needs to be changed to allow the full --decompress flag, or
 the perl-module-cpan package needs to be altered to use the shorter -d
 flag that *is* supported by the busybox gzip utility.

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