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Re^2: How do the checksums on CPAN get updated?

by randyk (Parson)
on Feb 25, 2006 at 05:21 UTC ( #532737=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: How do the checksums on CPAN get updated?
in thread How do the checksums on CPAN get updated?

A CHECKSUMS file is in each CPAN author directory; for example, see http://www.cpan.org/authors/id/G/GR/GRANTM/. They are generated automatically, and from some random browsing of recent arrivals, appear to be updated about 3 hours or so after the latest release in a particular directory. So in principle there may be a time delay present between a distribution and it's appearance in the CHECKSUMS file. However, XML-Simple was last updated on 29-Jan-2005, and the CHECKSUMS file at www.cpan.org is dated 11-Nov-2005, so there shouldn't be a problem in this respect. This probably means you're either using an out-of-synch mirror or there was a problem in the network transfer.


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Re^3: How do the checksums on CPAN get updated?
by thor (Priest) on Feb 25, 2006 at 13:10 UTC
    This probably means you're either using an out-of-synch mirror or there was a problem in the network transfer.
    The latter turned out to be the case. This is really funny, though. I maintain a CPAN mirror on a local machine and refresh it once a week, so I had ruled out either of those scenarios. Somehow, cpanp pulled the file and it had 0 size. I'll try to track down how that happened in the code and maybe even fix it. My suspicion is that I had a full disk at the time (dl'ing too much anime ;) Thanks for all your help!

    thor

    The only easy day was yesterday

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