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Re: How to make a CPAN Module Distribution

by PodMaster (Abbot)
on Jun 08, 2003 at 10:03 UTC ( #264082=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to 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

How do I report/fix a bug in a module/script?

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 bug-Distribution-Name#rt.cpan.org (# 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 bug-PPM-Repositories#rt.cpan.org

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)

=head1 BUGS

To report bugs, go to
E<lt>http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=Distribution-NameE<gt>
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.

MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"
I run a Win32 PPM repository for perl 5.6.x and 5.8.x -- I take requests (README).
** The third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.


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