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A hotfix release for the Finance-YahooQuote Perl module on CPAN is now available. Available Yahoo! Finance decided to change the base URL. My thanks to Nicola Chiapolini who not only noticed but also sent me the one-line patch fixing this:

--- YahooQuote.pm~      2010-03-27 01:44:10.000000000 +0100
+++ YahooQuote.pm       2015-04-29 11:31:20.407926674 +0200
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@
$VERSION = '0.24'; ## these variables govern what type of quote the modules is retrieving -$QURLbase = "http://download.finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csvr?e=.csv&f=";
+$QURLbase = "http://download.finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?e=.csv&f=";$QURLformat = "snl1d1t1c1p2va2bapomwerr1dyj1x";        # default up to 0.19
$QURLextended = "s7t8e7e8e9r6r7r5b4p6p5j4m3m4"; # new in 0.20$QURLrealtime = "b2b3k2k1c6m2j3"; # also new in 0.20

If need be, edit your file YahooQuote.pm by hand.

This change in Finance-YahooQuote will also affect Beancounter and smtm both of which use this module.

The fix has been pushed to Debian for the corresponding package and to PAUSE for CPAN package.

Having maintained this since 2002 in RCS, I also just created a GitHub repo for it where development/maintenance will now happen.

This post by Dirk Eddelbuettel originated on his Thinking inside the box blog. Please report excessive re-aggregation in third-party for-profit settings.