I'm interested in maintaining Text::VimColor authored by Geoff Richards (GEOFFR).
Does anybody know Geoff?
He hasn't uploaded to CPAN since 2006.
I emailed him a few months ago
(using 3 different addresses from his CPAN page)
but never heard back.
I asked on IRC and it sounded like a couple of guys knew him but hadn't heard from him in a long time.
So this is my last attempt before emailing the module list and asking for comaint status.
Ran into an issue today and wanted to share in case anybody else hits the problem.
Using the good-old
cpan client I found myself unable to install a module.
It took me a while to track down the problem...
CPAN::SQLite installed and that appears to have a bug
(which I filed as RT 69415):
If a greater version of a dist is removed from the CPAN,
CPAN::SQLite will fail to reindex the "current" (lesser) version,
which means the
cpan client will spiral into a 404 loop and give up.
So if you try to install a module and
cpan spews 404 errors for a different version than you're expecting, open up
sqlite3 and delete that record with something like:
DELETE FROM dists WHERE dist_name = '?'
My previous post about a weird do-block bug I stumbled upon has been fixed as of 7c2d9d0,
the day after I posted. I don't know if anybody saw this post or if it was a coincidence, but thanks!
I love the comment:
Fix context propagation below return()
A.k.a. "RT #38809 strikes back".