[blfs-dev] Perl Modules and wget-list

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Sat Jan 24 06:59:32 PST 2015

On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 02:23:12PM +0100, Armin K. wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've noticed a lot of Perl Modules tickets last night and wondered why
> they weren't picked up by the currency scripts. After some
> investigation, the format used for specifying the URL and md5sum isn't
> the standard one used by other packages and none of the perl modules end
> up in the wget-list.
> It can easily be fixed, although. The attached patch modifies the
> Archive-Zip section to use a layout like other packages do. An example
> on what's visibly different can be seen in the screenshot. It could be
> changed to use the more standard (Download (HTTP), MD5Sum, etc)
> approach, but I don't think it's necessary here.
> Now, if nobody minds, I can fix all the packages and submit a patch. I
> would also like to move download url's and md5sums into entities at the
> beginning of the page.
> Pro is we get version checks from currency scripts and all the modules
> in the wget-list. I can't yet see any cons. So if anybody has any
> suggestion or reason why we shouldn't do this - please speak up.

 The problem with perl is that if the maintainer of a module
changes, the link points to the old versions and the new version is
not found.  When I checked versions in August, two modules had
different maintainers.

 So a few updates will still slip through the net.  But if this
change means most of them are automatatically noticed, it will
definitely help.

 For the new tickets, no rush - I'm preparing for a new build, got a
few more things to sort out before I start the build (and I've also
got a lot more perl changes than this, some of which look as if they
might pull in new dependencies,

Nanny Ogg usually went to bed early. After all, she was an old lady.
Sometimes she went to bed as early as 6 a.m.

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