CPAN functionality for python

Oleg Broytmann phd at
Tue Feb 13 15:29:15 CET 2001

On Tue, 13 Feb 2001, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> The server is going to have to keep up with what modules are available,
> and all the meta data about those modules (version, dependencies,
> description, location, etc.).
> That information needs to be available on all mirror sites in order for
> the mirror sites to be useful.  It is not enough to mirror some web
> pages, the database needs to be mirrored to support the custom client
> search mechanism.

   This metadata can be put in static files. Thus, it can be easily
mirrored/reached by www/ftp/rsync/etc. In case of Zope, mirror site must
run Zope, so mirroring will be limited to probably 2-3 sites in the world.

     Oleg Broytmann              phd at
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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