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If you do a corporate CPAN, please do it properly!

Coming from the “bad implementations of good ideas” department: Corporate CPAN.

It’s a good idea, but a completely wrong solution. If someone is going to implement this, the proper way is not creating a PAUSE and CPAN mirror or anything like it. Corporate requirements are different. What you really need is a revival of http://debian.pkgs.cpan.org/ and also complete repositories for RHEL5, Debian, Ubuntu LTS, SLES9/10 etc. Those can be mirrored at will by usual and well-tested tools.

Thank you.

Update: Removed last sentence, it’s been a “thinko” on my side :(

  1. hdp
    May 30th, 2009 at 14:54 | #1

    How can you mention debian.pkgs.cpan.org, which is automatically generated from a CPAN mirror, and then claim that a CPAN mirror isn’t useful?

    This isn’t an either/or. The packaging system-specific repositories you want are downstream from CPAN, not a replacement for it.

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