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What's happening to CPAN? I'm worried.by isync (Hermit)
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isync has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I've discovered that CPAN is currently seeing an erosion (at least regarding mirrors and backpan). Why is that? Who knows about it? I'm worried that things are going downhill for Perl and the *great* CPAN.
- The mirrors listing at https://www.cpan.org/SITES.html is empty.
- A well circulated "official" backpan link effectively links to the normal CPAN frontpage: https://backpan.metacpan.org/. (same for https://cpan.metacpan.org/ which is said to be a backpan mirror).. Probably broken links as http://backpan.perl.org/ and http://backpan.cpantesters.org/ are reachable...
Is that part of some move to (new?) NetActuate infrastructure? Where is some status update/log about all of this? Does anyone know?
Bonus question: is there some place to grep through backpan? grep.cpan.me is down and search engines are prohibited to crawl it
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