Re: The difficulty or ease of packaging Perl/Python/Ruby/PHP applications
>>>>> On Mon, 21 Jan 2008 18:20:47 -0200, "Martín Ferrari" <email@example.com> said:
> On Jan 21, 2008 6:02 PM, Gabor Szabo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Jan 21, 2008 9:52 PM, Martín Ferrari <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > If only CPAN made it a little easier to retrieve metadata, it'd be great.
>> Please elaborate what do you mean?
>> Lack of META.yml files in some distros?
>> Lack of information in the META.yml in some distros?
>> Lack of information in all META.yml files?
>> Which information is missing?
> No, the problem is that we try to track upstream releases, and reading
> the indexes provided by cpan we don't get consistent data that you
> find, for example, by browsing
> This is not a big problem, but we suffered (and still suffer) from it,
> for the development of our QA reporting tool
> (http://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/qareport.cgi). Of course we
> could just GET search.cpan.org/dist/foo, but doing that 600 times
> twice each day, would be a bit harsh :)
This is interesting because I'm pretty sure that whenever there is a
discrepancy between a CPAN index and search.cpan.org, then it is a bug
somewhere (and usually the CPAN indexes are right).
So please be more specific, give me a few examples that have bothered
you and maybe we can straighten something out.