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New CPAN Submission Tutorial Online

by MrCromeDome (Deacon)
on Aug 13, 2003 at 15:16 UTC ( #283572=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Wasn't sure where else to post this. . . it's an offsite link to something that wasn't authored by me :P Perhaps to outside links?

Sherzod Ruzmetov (of CGI::Session fame) recently posted Preparing a CPAN distribution to his blog. While pretty introductory, it clearly explains the basics of packaging and preparing a module to be submitted to CPAN. Augment this with some of the knowledge of h2xs accumulated here at the monstery and you should have an excellent understanding of the matter. Personally, I found this to be an excellent tutorial.

If you're a new submitter to CPAN, or would like to submit a module but aren't quite sure where to start, give this tutorial a look and save yourself some time and frustration.


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Re: New CPAN Submission Tutorial Online
by liz (Monsignor) on Aug 13, 2003 at 16:21 UTC
    A good article. Too bad he doesn't mention <plug>cpan-upload</plug>, which makes the process of uploading files to PAUSE dead easy.


Re: New CPAN Submission Tutorial Online
by mpd (Monk) on Aug 14, 2003 at 04:39 UTC
      The review makes it much easier as the "usage" section of the POD is a bit, um, thin :-)

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