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Update frequency or fail rate? #56

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atz opened this Issue · 6 comments

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@atz

I've started using a process like (dev's git repo || gitpan) > fork > git submodule add to manage dependencies for my perl apps. I just have a question about the frequency or reliability of gitpan's updates.

For example, Net::Server has v2.006 (and 7 other newer versions posted) vs. gitpan's current v0.97 (of 2007).

http://search.cpan.org/~rhandom/Net-Server/
vs
https://github.com/gitpan/Net-Server

Is there any way for me to identify packages which are dead-ended (or otherwise broken) in gitpan or know how long an interval the update/sync period is typical?

Thanks.

@schwern
Owner

Gitpan is not running at all. The initial import was done with prototype code that required a lot of babysitting for it to do a run. There is a rewrite in the works, but there's no ETA for it being complete.

Ironically, I can't even list out all the repositories to delete them until the importer starts running again. :-/ Github's API can't handle a list of 22,000 repositories.

@atz

Oh, bummer. Let me know if there's anything I can do to chip in.

Given time, I could probably spider you the 22,000 repo URLs, for example... to be delivered via gist, of course.

@schwern
Owner
@zmughal

I've grabbed all the URLs for the gitpan repos in the gist here along with some scripts.

@schwern
Owner

Closing this up as there's nothing actionable here.

@schwern schwern closed this
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