[Slackbuilds-users] Batch update to Perl homepage/download URLs

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Sun May 27 04:01:25 UTC 2018

> This seems like a good time to stop using {search,www}.cpan.org on SBo
> in favour of MetaCPAN. 273 SlackBuilds in master currently contain
> {search,www}.cpan.org URLs in some form. Rather than spamming hundreds
> of individual SBo maintainers with requests to update links, I thought
> it'd be less time-consuming for everyone involved if I did this en
> masse, so I've replaced affected URLs with their MetaCPAN equivalents in
> all *.SlackBuild, *.info, README and slack-desc files. The MetaCPAN URLs
> tend to be longer than their search.cpan.org counterparts, which in some
> cases pushes lines in slack-desc files over the length limit; in these
> cases, I've shortened the URL (by linking to the Perl module
> distribution's release page instead of a specific page in the
> documentation) or moved the URL to a new line.
> The changes (one commit per SlackBuild, as standard) can be pulled from
> the master branch of:
>   https://github.com/chrisnovakovic/slackbuilds
> [1] https://log.perl.org/2018/05/goodbye-search-dot-cpan-dot-org.html
> [2] https://metacpan.org
> [3] http://backpan.cpantesters.org

Big thanks for the mass effort.

Can you send your PR to https://github.com/SlackBuildsOrg/slackbuilds/ ?
It will be easier to merge :)

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

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