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Re: Get list of version for particular CPAN distribution ?

by vsespb (Chaplain)
on Jan 08, 2013 at 22:09 UTC ( #1012344=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Get list of version for particular CPAN distribution ?

Seems I found a solution
use BackPAN::Index; my $backpan = BackPAN::Index->new; my $dist = $backpan->dist("MIME-Base64"); my $releases = $dist->releases; print join "\n", map { $_->version } $releases->all;
it uses BackPAN however (i.e. includes obsolete versions). But for me it's not a major problem.

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Re^2: Get list of version for particular CPAN distribution ?
by space_monk (Chaplain) on Jan 09, 2013 at 10:33 UTC
    Props for finding the solution to your own question! :-P
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