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  • Apologies in advance if this is the wrong place to post. I am setting up a new machine with Linux/Ubuntu v13.10 -- the first time in nearly two years when I am using Linux as a desktop. I'm trying to ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Mar 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm
    Mar 22, 2014 at 7:40 pm
  • I've created a small tool to show old versions that are still indexed. It is available here: http://cpanold.chorny.net/ . You can see its output for me http://cpanold.chorny.net/?a=CHORNY . If you ...
    Alexandr CiorniiAlexandr Ciornii
    Mar 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm
    Mar 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm
  • Friends, Assuming no significant interference from the polar vortex, later this week I will be installing either FreeBSD or OpenBSD on a recent model Asus ultrabook computer. This will be the first ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Jan 20, 2014 at 1:07 am
    Jan 20, 2014 at 2:41 am
  • Hi, Pause seems to be down, can anyone help out? Cheers Leo
    Leo LapworthLeo Lapworth
    Jan 8, 2014 at 12:08 pm
    Jan 9, 2014 at 1:57 am
  • Is it possible to preserve the commit history of a tree of files as it moves out of one repository and into another? I have two use-cases to consider: one long-term, one short-term. I. Long-term: I ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Dec 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm
    Dec 30, 2013 at 2:13 am
  • I am writing to this list concerning a ticket in the Perl 5 bug queue, https://rt.perl.org/rt3//Ticket/Display.html?id=36539: Edge cases in "find_perl" algorithms. This ticket was filed in 2005 by ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Sep 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm
    Sep 7, 2013 at 5:59 pm
  • There is a decent chance that Module::Build will be removed from the core perl distribution in v5.22.0. That decision is being made now on perl5-porters ...
    Ricardo SignesRicardo Signes
    May 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm
    May 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm
  • tl;dr: non-unique distribution names are annoying and create a security hole on rt.cpan.org. Fixing it may not be trivial. ## Terminology and context ## By "distribution", I generally mean the unique ...
    David GoldenDavid Golden
    Mar 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm
    Mar 20, 2013 at 3:13 am
  • We have a lot of serious problems because we lack a database of installed distributions, releases and files. There are serious problems with implementing one given A) the limitations of the standard ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 15, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    Jan 4, 2013 at 11:59 pm
  • Hi all, As a few of you may already know, I've been working on a new compilation and linking toolkit, called ExtUtils::Builder. It's intended as a replacement for ExtUtils::CBuilder ...
    Leon TimmermansLeon Timmermans
    Nov 20, 2012 at 1:11 am
    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:21 am
  • Hi, long time ago I wanted a ExtUtils::CBuilder successor. Leon started such a one, but it hasn't the features I needed for e.g. Proc::ProcessTable or Net::Radio::Location::SUPL::Test - so I started ...
    Jens RehsackJens Rehsack
    Nov 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm
    Nov 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm
  • Hi cpan-workers, Can any of you make soup from this report? I have no idea what's going on, specially because «relaunching the install just after now works». I don't even know if this is an issue ...
    Leon TimmermansLeon Timmermans
    Aug 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    Aug 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm
  • That shall not be done before I made some decisions, like how the install/run process will be done. This early adopter is primarily targeted to people who are Perl 5 developers _and_ packagers for ...
    Jens RehsackJens Rehsack
    Jul 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    Jul 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm
  • Hi, It looks like cpan.cu.be isn't responding on IPv6: telnet 2001:67c:314::feed:cafe 80 Trying 2001:67c:314::feed:cafe... I also notice that http://mirrors.cpan.org/ says it's fine -- maybe that ...
    David LeadbeaterDavid Leadbeater
    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    Apr 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm
  • CORBA-IDL on CPAN has package Attributes in one of modules, name similar to core module "attributes". Class-PObject has INTEGER, similar to "integer". They are included into CPAN index and CPAN shell ...
    Alexandr CiorniiAlexandr Ciornii
    Mar 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    Apr 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm
  • Hi, The CPAN mirrors map http://mirrors.cpan.org/map.html ... can now point to individual mirror sites : http://mirrors.cpan.org/map.html?SITE=cpan.develooper.com ... or countries ...
    Henk P. PenningHenk P. Penning
    Mar 22, 2012 at 10:38 am
    Mar 24, 2012 at 7:39 am
  • Hi workers, today (october 26), it is 0x10 years ago that CPAN was announced on comp.lang.perl by Jarkko Hietaniemi : http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.perl.announce/msg/fead47b2b9744f85 CPAN ...
    Henk P. PenningHenk P. Penning
    Oct 25, 2011 at 11:04 pm
    Oct 26, 2011 at 7:46 am
  • Hi, to follow-up on myself, the problem hinted at below is still with us. Below is just one example I looked at more closely ; there are many others like it. In the past three weeks there were 14185 ...
    Henk P. PenningHenk P. Penning
    Sep 30, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    Oct 1, 2011 at 4:45 am
  • FYI. Another case of files needing to be purged from PAUSE/CPAN/BackPAN. I'm not sure whether there should be a process for confirming "takedowns" or not. -- David ---------- Forwarded message ...
    David GoldenDavid Golden
    Sep 16, 2011 at 10:42 am
    Sep 16, 2011 at 10:42 am
  • Hi, I'm using the git version of the rrr-client, at d8b56c9593924d4371ed747294a5c50e303ab187 from git://repo.or.cz/rersyncrecent.git The worker process that is spawned every couple of seconds uses ...
    Pedro MeloPedro Melo
    Sep 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    Sep 13, 2011 at 7:16 pm
  • Having built the dist, and got several users on varying platforms to install it and try building assorted pure perl and XS modules (including the whole of Task::Kensho), and having re-verified the ...
    Matt S TroutMatt S Trout
    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm
  • tl;dr: 6.58 can completely break, please test 6.58_01 to ensure that I didn't screw anything else up fixing it, I'll be shipping 6.59 at 1300 UTC if nobody reports any regressions from 6.58. EUMM ...
    Matt S TroutMatt S Trout
    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:21 am
    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:21 am
  • Hi people from cpan ! I need a help with this problem, I upload a module (Estante-Paypal) to pause, but I make a big mistake.. It's a code of my work. Are there anyway do remove from search.cpan.org ...
    Thiago RondonThiago Rondon
    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:28 am
    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:28 am
  • Hi cpan-workers, I've built a new "instant mirroring" client 'iim' ; see http://people.cs.uu.nl/henkp/iim/ for source, documetation etc, o iim starts mirroring CPAN right after start-up ; o if the ...
    Henk P. PenningHenk P. Penning
    Jun 16, 2011 at 8:03 am
    Jun 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm
  • Hi, I cleaned out all the dead links from the ports page, which is what we went live with, but the content is WAY out of date, it is also not in a easy to review format and a lot of it is just not ...
    Leo LapworthLeo Lapworth
    Mar 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    Mar 27, 2011 at 10:57 am
  • Hi everyone, CPAN got its first big update in a while: http://log.perl.org/2011/03/big-cpanorg-update.html - ask -- http://log.perl.org/ - http://askask.com/
    Ask Bjørn HansenAsk Bjørn Hansen
    Mar 20, 2011 at 9:12 am
    Mar 20, 2011 at 9:12 am
  • Hi everyone, Monday afternoon I swapped the temporary CPAN master mirror for the new server. The testing of the 'rrr' stuff is progressing; there are some more bits about how to test it on the wiki ...
    Ask Bjørn HansenAsk Bjørn Hansen
    Mar 15, 2011 at 10:53 am
    Mar 15, 2011 at 10:53 am
  • Hello, rt.cpan.org uses 02packages.details.txt and other files from mirrors to create required objects in RT. Lately a few authors reported that queues are not created for thier distributions, for ...
    Ruslan ZakirovRuslan Zakirov
    Mar 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm
    Mar 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm
  • Hi everyone, Currently about 450 mirrors are mirroring from FUnet; creating a huge load on their system. While there are lots of CPAN mirrors that offer rsync, everyone of course wants to mirror from ...
    Ask Bjørn HansenAsk Bjørn Hansen
    Mar 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    Mar 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm
  • The list of mirrors is now available in JSON format: http://log.perl.org/2011/02/cpan-mirrors-list-now-also-in-json-format.html - ask -- Ask Bjørn Hansen, http://askask.com/
    Ask Bjørn HansenAsk Bjørn Hansen
    Feb 28, 2011 at 6:09 am
    Feb 28, 2011 at 6:09 am
  • Hi, Is http://www.cpan.org/ports/ being maintained by anyone? http://www.cpan.org/ports/#openbsd - "OpenBSD 2.7 ships with Perl 5.6." The link is broken and OpenBSD 4.8 actually has version 5.10.1. ...
    Leo LapworthLeo Lapworth
    Feb 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm
    Feb 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm
  • I've cloned the cpanpm repo and played with CPAN::Mirrors to make it a bit more useful for things outside of CPAN.pm. Most of its use in CPAN.pm is to support urllist in CPAN::FirstTime, but I want ...
    Brian d foyBrian d foy
    Feb 8, 2011 at 6:55 am
    May 10, 2011 at 5:00 am
  • I want to experiment with CPAN.pm and authenticating proxies. Can anyone give me access to a proxy server? Thanks, David
    David GoldenDavid Golden
    Nov 3, 2010 at 3:12 am
    Nov 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm
  • Hi All, I have been trying to get Pause ID but seems like either the request is getting rejected or something is wrong in the way I am raising the request. I have applied twice in past. EG: ...
    Parag KalraParag Kalra
    Oct 3, 2010 at 3:53 am
    Oct 4, 2010 at 6:15 pm
  • Hi everyone, Leo Lapworth (Ranguard) is working on the www.cpan.org website in the same way he skinned many of the perl.org websites. He's a bit shy so he asked that I introduce him since I dumped ...
    Brian d foyBrian d foy
    Sep 26, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    Sep 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm
  • It has become the time for me to admit to what has probably been pretty obvious for anyone else already for some time - I do not have the time to give CPAN the attention it deserves. Time to pass the ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Sep 26, 2010 at 11:49 am
    Oct 4, 2010 at 3:56 pm
  • I've gone ahead and patched up a copy of the spec to resolve the version issues I've been going on about (David, I wouldn't expect you to do the work after you've just did all the work to mint the ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Apr 21, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Apr 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm
  • http://search.cpan.org/~dagolden/CPAN-Meta-2.101091/lib/CPAN/Meta/Spec.pm#Comparing_Version_Numbers is an insufficient description about how to compare version numbers. The spec should not depend on ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Apr 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    Apr 20, 2010 at 12:27 am
  • Elliot just alerted me to this bit of the v2 spec. http://search.cpan.org/~dagolden/CPAN-Meta-2.101091/lib/CPAN/Meta/Spec.pm#Version_Formats Dotted-integer versions "All components after the first ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Apr 19, 2010 at 11:59 am
    Apr 21, 2010 at 12:42 pm
  • Dear CPAN authors: It is with great pleasure that we present you with the release of the CPAN Meta Spec version 2. http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?CPAN::Meta::Spec This document specifies the format ...
    David GoldenDavid Golden
    Apr 19, 2010 at 10:55 am
    Apr 19, 2010 at 10:55 am
  • # from David Nicol (on module-authors) on Sunday 18 April 2010 13:14: This prompted me to dust off an old unfinished thread: It seems like there should be some way to say e.g. "install bin/ack" or ...
    Eric WilhelmEric Wilhelm
    Apr 19, 2010 at 6:15 am
    Apr 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm
  • I know this is a contentious issue but, with all dure respect, I disagree. I believe that's a short-sighted viewpoint that has some value in the short term but is likely to lead us to make decisions ...
    Tim BunceTim Bunce
    Apr 15, 2010 at 10:23 pm
    Apr 16, 2010 at 1:56 am
  • I'm writing up my notes from an extensive IRC conversation with Jesse Vincent. I offered to post it to cpan-workers for feedback. He and I agree that there are significant benefits to the community ...
    David GoldenDavid Golden
    Apr 13, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    Apr 16, 2010 at 6:57 am
  • Umm, yes. That needs fixing. For distributions that contain unauthorised modules I think the cpan-git-mirror code should take the 'strict' approach: ignore the distro until the permissions have been ...
    Tim BunceTim Bunce
    Apr 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    Apr 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm
  • Random thoughts... * If you squint a little you can view git as a database with excellent replication support. * cpanminus already supports installing from a git repo. * For backwards compatibility a ...
    Tim BunceTim Bunce
    Apr 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    Apr 2, 2010 at 3:08 pm
  • so don't. How much reengineering would be needed to keep CPAN in a database instead of a file system?
    David NicolDavid Nicol
    Apr 1, 2010 at 4:39 am
    Apr 5, 2010 at 4:24 pm
  • Currently on PAUSE you have to explicitly delete old uploads. How about changing it so you have to explicitly KEEP old uploads that appear to have been superseded? PAUSE already has a mechanism to ...
    Tim BunceTim Bunce
    Mar 25, 2010 at 11:12 am
    Mar 31, 2010 at 11:44 am
  • CPAN prefers to use File::HomeDir to determine it own directory, so far that has been `$HOME/.cpan`. F::H 0.90 adds XDG support, accordingly the directory moved to a different location, except for ...
    Lars Dɪᴇᴄᴋᴏᴡ 迪拉斯Lars Dɪᴇᴄᴋᴏᴡ 迪拉斯
    Feb 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    Apr 16, 2010 at 3:01 pm
  • Can someone remind me of the regex to match "legal" distribution names? I just had a bug reported for CPANdeps which only showed up when someone pointed it at A/AU/AUTHOR/Foo-Bar-Baz-v1.2.3.tar.gz. ...
    David CantrellDavid Cantrell
    Feb 5, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    Feb 6, 2010 at 12:58 pm
  • Dear list, Hello to all of you. I am a newbie in cpan and come here to discuss with Geo::IP installation problem through cpan. For awstats Geo-location report I need Geo::IP in my system. This is a ...
    J. BakshiJ. Bakshi
    Feb 2, 2010 at 5:43 am
    Feb 2, 2010 at 12:08 pm
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