Can "ports/cpan" be deleted because Parrot sources are gone from CPAN

Moritz Lenz moritz at
Thu Apr 22 11:50:08 UTC 2010

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 12:30:03PM +0100, Allison Randal wrote:
> On 4/22/10 9:38 AM, Gerd Pokorra wrote:
>> The Parrot sources are gone from CPAN.
>> Only an ** UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE ** is there at the moment.
>> The two documentation files in the parrot trunk under the directory
>> "ports/cpan" seems to be obsolete. Can the directory "ports/cpan" be
>> removed?
> I'm fine with it. If we're removing ports/cpan, we should also remove  
> the META.yml file, which is only included for CPAN.
> Offer the files to Rakudo. They may want to distribute on CPAN someday,  
> and may want to take some of the old process for their build and  
> install. (I imagine Parrot would be installed as part of Rakudo, not  
> separately.)

Since parrot is under version control, we'll just retrieve these files if we
decide to need them - no need to keep them around for anything possible in the
far future :-).

I vote for deleting them.


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