Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#10869 closed enhancement (fixed) is shutting down

Reported by: ken@… Owned by: ken@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 8.3
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


I just went to and received a message that it is shutting down. After 25th June, I think it said, it will redirect to

Links to perl modules pulled in by our versioned modules will need review, but since it will apparently redirect there, not urgent.

Change History (7)

comment:1 by Bruce Dubbs, 5 years ago

I found in the following files:


The two references in wget are satisfied if all the modules in perl-modules.xml are installed. HTTP::Daemon is installed with Bundle::LWP and IO::Socket::SSL is installed with LWP::Protocol::https.

The reference to Tk in xincludes/texruntime.xml can be installed with 'cpan -i Tk', but needs Tk installed. (I've not installed that yet on this build.)

The reference to XML::XQL in inkscape can be installed with 'cpan -i XML::XQL'.

The rest are all in general/prog/perl-modules.xml.

In some cases we do not have version numbers for modules (Capture::Tiny, DateTime, Module::Implementation, Module::Runtime, Sub::Identify, Test::Exception, Test::Fatal Test::Needs, Test::Requires, Test::Warnings, Try::Tiny, XML::LibXML, and XML::SAX)

If these are installed using the cpan -i method, running it again properly identifies the most recent version.

I run cpan in root's home directory and can find all installed tarballs with find -name \*.gz. This will give the location of the tarball with something like:

./.cpan/sources/authors/id/H/HA/HAARG/Test-Needs-0.002005.tar.gz. This can be used to eliminate the search url and use the cpan url directory. For example:

comment:2 by ken@…, 5 years ago

For many modules the search.cpan redirection to metacpan has a 'download' link at the left. Not quite as easy to use as the old site, but working adequately.

comment:3 by Douglas R. Reno, 5 years ago

If it helps, I've been updating the URLs to external Perl modules as I find them. Examples include wget and inkscape.

comment:4 by ken@…, 5 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to ken@…
Status: newassigned

comment:5 by ken@…, 5 years ago

Proof of concept posted as r20380.

comment:6 by ken@…, 5 years ago

Remainder of perl-modules,xml updated in r20408, some lingering outliers still to do.

comment:7 by ken@…, 5 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Completed at r20411.

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