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Id: 28408
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Queue: CPAN-Mini

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Subject: Only download the latest distribution
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Currently CPAN::Mini downloads every dist that the cpan indexer reports as being the latest (less any filters). The problem with that is if a new version of a dist is released but has removed a module which has already been indexed, then both versions remain in the index. It would be nice to be able to ignore everything but the latest version a dist.
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There is no actual mechanism for identifying distributions. I am not excited about formalizing a regex for determining dist name, although maybe I'd do so with CPAN::DistnameInfo. Given the minimal impact in the size and utility of the mirror when it contains the "extra" dists, I think this feature can be left for a subclass. -- rjbs


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