The package perl-MetaCPAN-API, which has been deprecated upstream for
some time now, was recently updated by upstream to support the new v1
API provided by MetaCPAN. The original v0 API, the only one supported by
the existing EPEL perl-MetaCPAN-API package, no longer works with
metacpan.org, so the EPEL package is non-functional.
At this point I could either upgrade or retire the package.
Upgrading to the current upstream version would entail branching and
building perl-Moo, perl-Type-Tiny and perl-strictures for EPEL. Whilst
this is do-able, perl-Moo is the base of an object ecosystem and I'd
rather not be maintaining that in EPEL just because it's needed as a
dependency of a deprecated package. It deserves to be maintained by
someone that actually cares about it.
So, given that the package is deprecated and I don't think there are any
dependent packages in EPEL, I'm intending to retire the EPEL branch
(there's only a branch for EPEL-7) of perl-MetaCPAN-API. If anyone wants
to take it and upgrade it, I'll be happy to hand it over to them.