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Gabor is looking at setting up corporate CPANs. While it doesn’t cover the web interfaces that he wants, brian d foy has been working on MyCPAN::Indexer and MyCPAN::App::DPAN.

The former has been in progress for a while as part of brian’s BackPAN indexing work. The latter is a more recent effort at creating a tool for managing CPAN-like repositories. It can copy archives into a repository and update the standard index files. It’s being used on a daily basis on both Windows and Linux to maintain a single DarkPAN at present, and, once some more work on automated building of Perl distributions under TeamCity is done, will be used for maintaining a lot more private repositories.

The way that a repository is updated is to have a copy of it checked out of Subversion, put the distribution archive in place, run dpan on it to update the indexes, and check in the result. CPAN.pm can be pointed at the Subversion HTTP URL and use it just as if it were one of the public CPAN mirrors. (Though of course, the DarkPAN repository has a restricted set of distributions in it, not even a mini-CPAN.)

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