[Chicago-talk] There's a CPAN module that exists under /by-author but not /by-module

Dan Rench drench+chipm at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 13:30:59 PDT 2010

When a CPAN module I want to use does not have a FreeBSD port, I'll
try to make one. It's usually easy, since it's mostly boilerplate.

I'd like to write one for perl5i, but I'm finding a lot of its
dependencies don't have ports yet [*]. Right now, I'm trying to finish
a port for one dependency: http://search.cpan.org/dist/Child/ .

The usual process for installing a CPAN module through ports begins
with fetching the source from
ftp://ftp.cpan.org/pub/CPAN/modules/by-module/ (or a mirror). The
problem is that ../by-module/Child/ doesn't exist. Yet the source
*does* exist under ../by-authors/id/E/EX/EXODIST/. The module is only
2 weeks old. Is this a bug or do I just need to be more patient?

[*] if anyone wants to help writing some of these, let me know and we
can divide the work. I can't be the only FreeBSD fan here.

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