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Id: 36609
Status: open
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Queue: CPAN

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Requestors: jschulz.cpan [...] bloonix.de
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Subject: Warning: Cannot install <module>, don't know what it is.
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This runs nicely # cpan -i MPREWITT/mtop/mtop-0.6.4.tar.gz This not # cpan -i mtop CPAN: File::HomeDir loaded ok (v0.66) CPAN: Storable loaded ok (v2.17) Going to read /root/.cpan/Metadata Database was generated on Mon, 09 Jun 2008 23:06:48 GMT Warning: Cannot install mtop, don't know what it is. Try the command i /mtop/ to find objects with matching identifiers. CPAN: Time::HiRes loaded ok (v1.9708) --------------------- # cpan -v /usr/local/bin/cpan script version 1.9, CPAN.pm version 1.9205 # perl -v This is perl, v5.8.8 built for i486-linux-gnu-thread-multi
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #36609] Warning: Cannot install <module>, don't know what it is.
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 07:36:41 -0400
To: bug-CPAN [...] rt.cpan.org
From: "David Golden" <dagolden [...] cpan.org>
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On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 5:08 AM, Jonny Schulz via RT <bug-CPAN@rt.cpan.org> wrote Show quoted text
> This runs nicely > # cpan -i MPREWITT/mtop/mtop-0.6.4.tar.gz
This is a request to install a specific distribution tarball. As long as it exists on CPAN, it will work. Show quoted text
> This not > # cpan -i mtop
This is a request to install the 'mtop' module. For this to work, CPAN needs to be able to resolve which distribution tarball contains 'mtop'. For whatever reason, it isn't indexed in the 02packages.tx.gz file that CPAN uses to map modules to distributions. The mtop maintainer needs to request that the tarball be re-indexed by PAUSE. -- David
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #36609] Warning: Cannot install <module>, don't know what it is.
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 04:38:41 +0200
To: bug-CPAN [...] rt.cpan.org
From: andreas.koenig.7os6VVqR [...] franz.ak.mind.de (Andreas J. Koenig)
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>>>>> On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 07:40:11 -0400, "David Golden via RT" <bug-CPAN@rt.cpan.org> said:
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>> # cpan -i mtop
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> This is a request to install the 'mtop' module. For this to work, > CPAN needs to be able to resolve which distribution tarball contains > 'mtop'. For whatever reason, it isn't indexed in the 02packages.tx.gz > file that CPAN uses to map modules to distributions. The mtop > maintainer needs to request that the tarball be re-indexed by PAUSE.
This would not do it because the distro contains code that produces the mtop.pm file during the installation on the fly, so the indexer does not see it. It would need a new revision that distributes with a META.yml file in order to tell the indexer what it should index. -- andreas


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