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Re: Take Back Your Modules!

by geoffleach (Beadle)
on Sep 18, 2006 at 17:23 UTC ( #573582=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Take Back Your Modules!

In order to update my (script) submission to CPAN, I need a few fixes to Pod::HtmlEasy. The author is not replying to RT; indeed he appears to have left the community: la.mx.develooper.com replies "<GMPASSOS@perl.org>: Sorry, no mailbox here by that name." So what can be done if there is no author to give up the module?

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Re^2: Take Back Your Modules!
by szabgab (Priest) on Sep 19, 2006 at 09:44 UTC
    If you are willing to maintain it you can start by creating a new release (preferably use a version number with _01 at the end to indicate developer release.) and upload it to PAUSE. In the case of Pod::HtmlEasy that would be Pod-HtmlEasy-0.08_01.

    Ask others to test your version of the module.

    Then send an e-mail to modules@perl.org and ask the admins of CPAN to give you maintainership.

      Ah! Many thanks.

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