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Pinto and old module versions (UPDATE -- solved)

by chexmix (Hermit)
on Jul 02, 2013 at 16:06 UTC ( #1042057=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

chexmix has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Good day, Monks --

This is the sort of question that I typically find the answer to 5 minutes after posting, so I'm first going to wait 5 minutes.

... 5 minutes passes ....

There. OK. Ahem.

I am assembling a Pinto repository to associate with a collection of Perl scripts (written over a number of years) we use at work.

Because one of the benefits of Pinto is that you can lock down module versions, I'm doing my best to only add the versions we are currently using. Remembering that backpan.perl.org existed was a great help in this regard (since all versions don't appear on CPAN proper), and I discovered that Pinto, bless its heart, knows to go there if the version in question is not on CPAN.

... however, I just determined that backpan either doesn't really have everything, or that there is a wrinkle (perhaps particular versions are under different maintainer names ...?) I don't know about.

An example might help. We have the module

HTML::Form

installed at version 5.810. This version appears neither on CPAN:

http://search.cpan.org/~gaas/HTML-Form-6.03/

nor on backpan, apparently:

http://backpan.perl.org/authors/id/G/GA/GAAS/

... I guess the short version of my question would be, is there a 3rd place to look (if there is, Pinto doesn't know about it)?

If there is indeed no place to find version 5.810 of HTML::Form (or the other modules I'm failing to find) I suppose I can just wait for them to fail when I issue the pull command, but I thought I would ask and try to find out whether I am missing something.

There. I no doubt should have waited 10 minutes.

Thanks,

G

As I suspected -- I just found the answer -- at least for that particular module. I looked in the CHANGES file and discovered that HTML::Form used to be part of libwww-perl.

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