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Charismatic Monks,

I've been recently toying with the CPAN shell and specifically bundles. I've come across a problem with one of the features of Bundles, namely, the idea that you can set what version of a CPAN bundle you'd like to have downloaded and installed. As I understand, in the =head1 CONTENTS part of your bundle, you list modules like so:

=head1 CONTENTS Foo::Bar Bar::Batz

If you'd like to set the specific version that you wanted to download, you'd specify the version after the name:

=head1 CONTENTS Foo::Bar 1.005 Bar::Batz 2.3

Easy enough, very clean. The problem is that this doesn't seem to work! and the CPAN shell will be more than happy to download the newest version of the module that's available. As a real world example, I have a Bundle that looks like this:

package Bundle::Foo; $VERSION = '0.01'; 1; __END__ =head1 NAME Bundle::Foo =head1 CONTENTS HTML::FromText 1.005 - uh huh. =cut

Even though 1.005 of HTML::FromText is selected, version 2.05 will always be installed.

Am I missing something obvious, or is there a "gotcha" somewhere that I'm not getting?


-justin simoni

In reply to CPAN Shell, Bundles and downloading specific versions by skazat

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