[blfs-dev] Perl Modules and wget-list

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Sat Jan 24 07:08:22 PST 2015


On 01/24/2015 03:59 PM, Ken Moffat wrote:
> 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,
> 
> ĸen
> 

We could use search.cpan.org infrastructure. Even if maintainer changes,
they point to the new one, ie.

http://search.cpan.org/dist/XML-Writer/

I'm currently looking into it.

-- 
Note: My last name is not Krejzi.

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