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

Pascal Terjan pterjan at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 16:11:12 CET 2012

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 14:47, D.Morgan <dmorganec at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> this is available here :
> http://pkgcpan.mageia.org/cpan_Mageia.db

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