Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#10869 closed enhancement (fixed)

search.cpan.org is shutting down

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

I just went to search.cpan.org and received a message that it is shutting down. After 25th June, I think it said, it will redirect to https://metacpan.org/

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, 3 years ago

I found search.cpan.org in the following files:

general/prog/perl-modules.xml
networking/netprogs/wget.xml
xincludes/texruntime.xml
xsoft/other/inkscape.xml

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:

https://www.cpan.org/authors/id/H/HA/HAARG/Test-Needs-0.002005.tar.gz

comment:2 by ken@…, 3 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, 3 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@…, 3 years ago

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

comment:5 by ken@…, 3 years ago

Proof of concept posted as r20380.

comment:6 by ken@…, 3 years ago

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

comment:7 by ken@…, 3 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Completed at r20411.

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