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Re: Fixing broken CPAN modules without author cooperation

by grantm (Parson)
on Apr 28, 2012 at 05:18 UTC ( #967768=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Fixing broken CPAN modules without author cooperation

I'm sorry but I really don't understand why people are suggesting an unauthorised upload. If you supply a patch in an RT queue then your fix is available to anyone who wants it regardless of whether the maintainer applies it. It's not uncommon for example for Perl modules in Debian to be built from the official release with selected patches added.

If the maintainer has abandoned the distribution you either care enough to adopt it and continue maintenance or you don't. Uploading an unauthorised and unmaintained module really doesn't help anyone.

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Re^2: Fixing broken CPAN modules without author cooperation
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 28, 2012 at 06:45 UTC

    Uploading an unauthorised and unmaintained module really doesn't help anyone.

    Sure it does, it removes the hassle of having to sift through the bug reports, locate and apply patches

    It is like an actual branch/fork, rather than a patch file

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