I submitted a bad tarball to pause. I realised my mistake a few seconds later and then got an email from pause reaffirming my suspicions. Immediately, I tried submitting a valid tarball, but was bitch slapped by pause, which said that I couldn't submit two tarballs with the same name. Well, my next idea was to delete the bad tarball. So I clicked on the delete menu choice, saw my bad tarball, and tried to delete it. But I had to schedule the deletion, which cron would take care of in 3 days. Now I had to wait 3 days or I could just bump the version number of my module and resubmit it. However, I didn't want to do so. Why should I? I made a mistake and wanted to correct it. So I sat there, like a good Perl programmer, and waited the entire 3 days.
Then I visited pause again and to my satisfaction saw that the bad tarball was indeed gone. Okay, time to upload the module again. Bam! Smack! Got rejected! Same error: two tarballs with the same name is a no-no. But I thought I had deleted it. Apparently not. So, I then waited another 2 weeks, just in case the deletion needed to propagate (I am guessing here.) Tried uploading again and got the usual error. At this point, I bumped the version number. I wish I didn't have to . . . Any suggestions on what to do next time (other than make sure your tarball is valid)? I also tried the 'repair pending upload' link, but that didn't work at all. Thanks