[Pdx-pm] Back copies of 02packages.details.txt
Michael G Schwern
schwern at pobox.com
Mon Oct 20 20:22:15 CDT 2003
On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 05:44:48PM -0700, Jeff Zucker wrote:
> Thanks much, but that isn't what I need. It helps with the symlink
> problem I mentioned, but the trouble is that backpan only shows whatever
> wasn't previously deleted when it was first installed. For example, the
> earliest DBD::DB2 it shows is version 0.70 from 2000, but the
> 02packages.details for 1996 shows me a DBD::DB2 0.55.
-rw-r--r-- 1 500 500 747 May 17 1996 DBD-DB2-0.55.readme
-rw-r--r-- 1 500 500 34276 May 17 1996 DBD-DB2-0.55.tar.gz
> What I need is a
> snapshot of the full list for at least one month (hopefully the same
> month) each year. I have a month from each of 1996,1999,2002 (thanks
> Mark Hartley), and two for 2003 (thanks again Mark). I am constructing
> a graph of number of authors and number of modules year by year and
> finding interesting things like the number of modules per author
> increases fairly dramatically over time. It's also informative to see
> the rate of growth. I'll put the whole thing up as a searchable
> database when it's ready.
> If the situation really truly is that no one has gathered these
> snapshots before, then we really need to get on it or a big batch of
> perl history will be, so to speak, history. I'll write to people like
> Ask and HFB and brian who should all know more I hope, meanwhile,
> suggestions welcome.
Adam Turoff might have them. ziggy at panix.com
Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com http://www.pobox.com/~schwern/
That which stirs me, stirs everything.
-- Squonk Opera, "Spoon"
More information about the Pdx-pm-list