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acme (189)

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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

Journal of acme (189)

Monday November 17, 2003
07:42 AM


[ #15813 ]
I've been talking about this for a while, but I finally got around to coding the initial part of Module::Packaged. Given a distribution, it will tell you what version it is on CPAN, and the version it has on Gentoo (if it's there at all). Of course, the whole point of this is that it can be extended to handle Debian (stable, testing, unstable), FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Redhat versions and whatever you particularly care about.

I stole the idea from DistroWatch. It's handy for seeing "Which of my modules is on Debian?", "Which Acme:: modules are packaged in Linux distributions?" and "How out of date is Gentoo?". Of course, patches are needed and very welcome for supporting distributions other than Gentoo...

Update: Thanks to Richard Clamp it now supports Debian and FreeBSD, woo...

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