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How to make a CPAN Module Distribution
If you're gonna be distributing your module on CPAN, you should be aware of the following CPAN FAQ item
Use http://rt.cpan.org/ to open a bug ticket...
and I'd like to point out that you can also report bugs via RT by sending email to
(# used in place of @ like on rt.cpan.org).
For example, if you wanted to send a bug report for PPM::Repositories
(for example you've discovered a new ppm repository you want added to the list),
you would send mail to
So if you're releasing something on CPAN, it's not a bad idea to add the following to your pod
(replace the parts in bold with appropriate info)
To report bugs, go to
or send mail to E<lt>bug-Distribution-Name#rt.cpan.orgE<gt>
Also, be sure to run podchecker to make sure your pod is proper ;)
update: A common mistake is to include example.pl in the same directory as Makefile.PL.
MakeMaker will pick up example.pl (any *.pl file) and install it next to Bar.pm.
The easiest workaround is to keep examples in a separate directory (eg or examples)
or rename the file to example_pl.
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