Better way to mirror CPAN locally?

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Mon May 7 17:28:00 BST 2012

On 07/05/2012 13:50, Mark Fowler wrote:
> The script you provided is designed to keep a mirror of only the
> parts of CPAN that you can install via the CPAN shell (i.e. not keep
> a copy of dev versions and old versions of distributions).  Assuming
> you want the same thing, rsync is not the answer as that'll suck down
> a whole host of stuff you don't want on disk.
> However: The more modern CPAN::Mini
> can do the same thing and
> subsequent runs only download indexes and distributions.  It's
> probably what you're looking for.

If subsequent runs only download indexes and distributions what use is it for keeping non-distribution modules up to date? I may be ignorant of what you mean by distribution.


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