BackPAN
Archeology
      brian d foy
brian@stonehenge.com
    August 15, 2008
The Goal
• From any module file, report
 • distro it came in
 • dependencies at release time
• MiniCPAN for the installatio...
• Perl doesn't have a package manager
• No file-to-distro reverse mapping
• No version management
• Most people aren't up-t...
• BackPAN is the bone yard of CPAN
• It has an evolutionary record
• No one explores it
• CPAN tools only care about now
Info to record
• File list, with meta-data
• What's in blib after `make`
• Packages in .pm files
• Modules used in .pm, .pl...
How I Index
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  1. 1. BackPAN Archeology brian d foy brian@stonehenge.com August 15, 2008
  2. 2. The Goal • From any module file, report • distro it came in • dependencies at release time • MiniCPAN for the installation • Distributable database of all info
  3. 3. • Perl doesn't have a package manager • No file-to-distro reverse mapping • No version management • Most people aren't up-to-date • Most people shouldn't be up-to-date
  4. 4. • BackPAN is the bone yard of CPAN • It has an evolutionary record • No one explores it • CPAN tools only care about now
  5. 5. Info to record • File list, with meta-data • What's in blib after `make` • Packages in .pm files • Modules used in .pm, .pl, .t files • Prerequisites
  6. 6. How I Index

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