[Mageia-sysadm] perl modules shipped by mageia - db hosted on mageia servers?

D.Morgan dmorganec at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 15:47:38 CET 2012

On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 2:50 PM, Jerome Quelin <jquelin at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi,
> i've updated module::packaged::generator to support mageia (among a lot
> of other improvements). it creates a sqlite database with all perl
> modules available in mageia, with their version and the rpm package
> holding the module. the package to install is (only available on
> cauldron) perl-Module-Packaged-Generator-1.111.890-1.mga2
> i'd like this database to be available somewhere on mageia servers.
> would it be possible to have one of the servers run the following
> command on a regular basis (eg, every day, or every 2-3 days, or at
> worst every week):
>    pkgcpan -q
> there won't be any output (-q flag) unless it bails out. it requires an
> internet connection. it doesn't take too long (19 seconds here with cpan
> index update), nor too much cpu. it doesn't require special rights - it
> only needs a writable home for storing some intermediate data. it will
> create a file cpan_Mageia.db in the current directory. to change the
> path to the db being created, use the -f flag:
>    pkgcpan -q -f /path/to/cpan_Mageia.db
> if the servers aren't yet using mageia, the command will either fail or
> create a db for another distribution (since it would pick a wrong
> driver). it's possible to over-ride the platform auto-detection with the
> -d flag:
>    pkgcpan -q -f /path/to/cpan_Mageia.db -d Mageia
> once this is scheduled, please let me know the refresh rate and the url
> where resulting file can be downloaded. the url doesn't need to be sexy
> or short or whatever - it will be hidden in a perl module responsible
> for automatic mirroring.
> thanks,
> jérôme

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