[Bioperl-l] minicpan (CPAN::Mini) doesn't mirror BioPerl-1.6.1
hartzell at alerce.com
Sat Mar 5 16:18:50 EST 2011
George Hartzell writes:
> Hi all,
> I'm using minicpan (from CPAN::Mini) to keep a cpan mirror. My mirror
> does not contain BioPerl-1.6.1.tar.gz even though search.cpan.org
> seems to have it. The only tarballs that end up in Chris' directory
> are these:
> It is listed in the 02packages.details.txt.gz file that is mirrored.
Here's the conclusion, for the list and posterity.
CPAN::Mini is excluding the BioPerl modules, as well as the perl
source distributions, because they're "too big".
You can get minicpan to mirror all this stuff by adding
to your .minicpan, which causes the app to set its internal skip_perl
flag to 0, which in turn causes it to mirror the big stuff.
I'm running a few experiments to figure out how much add'l space gets
used if one allows bioperl without all of the other perl source
releases. Maybe I can convince Ricard to do something less heavy
handed for us.
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