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Re: Questions about setting up CPAN with http access

by rjt (Deacon)
on Mar 19, 2013 at 22:48 UTC ( #1024396=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Questions about setting up CPAN with http access

There are many resources to assist you here, but the best single source of information I know of is from CPAN itself:

How to Mirror CPAN

That link lists the common options for mirroring CPAN. from there, you will need to set up a web server, which has nothing to do with Perl. Apache is usually the go-to, but it's sort of large and there are smaller servers like mongoose as well. That being said, most operating systems make Apache installation and setup rather easy nowadays, so I would suggest Googling basic Apache configuration for whatever your operating system / distribution is.

You shouldn't need any fancy web server configuration, modules, server-side code, etc., to host a CPAN mirror. A basic static setup will do.

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Re^2: Questions about setting up CPAN with http access
by earroway (Initiate) on Mar 20, 2013 at 01:49 UTC

    Great forum. Thanks all for the prompt responses. Due to formatting of the page with replies way below, I didn't realize they had arrived until just now :-)

    rjt, blue_cowdawg: Apache was my first instinct but it's a headache to get apache install approvals at my work-place. So I didn't go that route.

    NetWallah: git-gollum looks interesting and I will look into it when I am ready to make some enhancements. Thanks.

    Overall what I ended up doing was using a lightweight perl webserver I managed to locate using google. I am not on my work computer and I've forgotten its name. :-) Will post later.

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