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Create similar page to http://deb.perl.it/ for RPM world.
Benefits to the Perl Community
For many sysadmins it's pretty common task to look for and install Perl distribution from Linux OS packages and only the rest via some CPAN shell. It would save them a lot of time if they can get this install instruction instantly via a web service.
http://rpm.perl.it/ + RPM-PM distribution
Download, index and publish list of Perl modules included in RedHat Enterprise and SUSE Linux in a similar way as http://deb.perl.it/ does for Debian and Ubuntu.
Learn how RPM repositories actually work to be able to index them.
This is main reason why I'm asking for a grant from TPF, because at the moment I'm not using any of RPM based Linux distribution and so have no personal interest besides curiosity about this topic.
Adapt Debian::Apt::PM code to work with different type of repositories for downloading RPMs, extracting and indexing.
Project it self should take pure ~2-3 weeks which means ~2-3 real life months and I can start one month after the grant will be approved.
Release of new RPM::PM distribution together with http://rpm.perl.it/ page.