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Perl Ancar
November 3, 2022 01:20
Re: CPAN/PAUSE - releases not indexed due to version number
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Thanks for the points. I do a reindex whenever there's a distribution that
has previously been indexed by PAUSE, but suddenly goes missing from the
index, for whatever reason. This has happened several times. But this time
I did a 'reindex *' which is an overkill. I've added a warning and delay to
the tool.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2022 at 6:25 PM Neil Bowers <> wrote:

> Hi,
> >  I ran "pause reindex '*'" CLI command a few hours ago aftering seeing a
> couple of my distributions not existing on MetaCPAN, which is a mistake.
> > Should've just run reindex on the missing distributions instead of all
> Three thoughts on this:
>    1. If you notice that one or more of your distributions aren’t showing
>    on MetaCPAN, I’d first check the CPAN Index, to see whether your
>    distribution has been indexed by PAUSE. You can grab the gzip’d index from
> If your
>    distribution is in there, then if you’ve only recently released it, wait a
>    bit. Otherwise ask the MetaCPAN team to reindex your release. The easiest
>    way to do this is to drop in to the #metacpan channel on IRC
>    2. Maybe you could change your command-line tool to scan @ARGV and
>    where the same distribution name appears multiple times, ignore all but the
>    most recent / highest version’d release.
>    3. If there’s an outage / problem somewhere in the CPAN processing
>    pipeline, then best to pick one distribution and retry that with your tool.
>    If the reindexing works, then do the rest in one big batch.
> Cheers,
> Neil

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