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CPANM(1)		       User Contributed Perl Documentation			 CPANM(1)

       cpanm - get, unpack build and install modules from CPAN

	 cpanm Test::More				  # install Test::More
	 cpanm MIYAGAWA/Plack-0.99_05.tar.gz		  # full distribution path
	 cpanm http://example.org/LDS/CGI.pm-3.20.tar.gz  # install from URL
	 cpanm ~/dists/MyCompany-Enterprise-1.00.tar.gz   # install from a local file
	 cpanm --interactive Task::Kensho		  # Configure interactively
	 cpanm .					  # install from local directory
	 cpanm --installdeps .				  # install all the deps for the current directory
	 cpanm -L extlib Plack				  # install Plack and all non-core deps into extlib
	 cpanm --mirror http://cpan.cpantesters.org/ DBI  # use the fast-syncing mirror

	   Command line arguments can be either a module name, distribution file, local file
	   path, HTTP URL or git repository URL. Following commands will all work as you expect.

	       cpanm Plack
	       cpanm Plack/Request.pm
	       cpanm MIYAGAWA/Plack-1.0000.tar.gz
	       cpanm /path/to/Plack-1.0000.tar.gz
	       cpanm http://cpan.metacpan.org/authors/id/M/MI/MIYAGAWA/Plack-0.9990.tar.gz
	       cpanm git://github.com/miyagawa/Plack.git

	   Additionally, you can use the notation using "~" and "@" to specify version for a
	   given module. "~" specifies the version requirement in the CPAN::Meta::Spec format,
	   while "@" pins the exact version, and is a shortcut for "~"== VERSION"".

	       cpanm Plack~1.0000		  # 1.0000 or later
	       cpanm Plack~">= 1.0000, < 2.0000"  # latest of 1.xxxx
	       cpanm Plack@0.9990		  # specific version. same as Plack~"== 0.9990"

	   The version query including specific version or range will be sent to MetaCPAN to
	   search for previous releases. The query will search for BackPAN archives by default,
	   unless you specify "--dev" option, in which case, archived versions will be filtered

	   For a git repository, you can specify a branch, tag, or commit SHA to build. The
	   default is "master"

	       cpanm git://github.com/miyagawa/Plack.git@1.0000        # tag
	       cpanm git://github.com/miyagawa/Plack.git@devel	       # branch

       -i, --install
	   Installs the modules. This is a default behavior and this is just a compatibility
	   option to make it work like cpan or cpanp.

	   Upgrades itself. It's just an alias for:

	     cpanm App::cpanminus

	   Displays the distribution information in "AUTHOR/Dist-Name-ver.tar.gz" format in the
	   standard out.

	   Installs the dependencies of the target distribution but won't build itself. Handy if
	   you want to try the application from a version controlled repository such as git.

	     cpanm --installdeps .

	   Download and unpack the distribution and then open the directory with your shell.
	   Handy to poke around the source code or do manual testing.

       -U, --uninstall
	   EXPERIMENTAL: Uninstalls the modules. Will remove the distribution files from your
	   library path using the ".packlist" file.

	   When used with "-l" or "-L", only the files under the local::lib directory will be

	   NOTE: If you have the "dual-life" module in multiple locations (i.e. "site_perl" and
	   "perl" library path, with perl 5.12 or later), only the files in "site_perl" will be

	   If the distribution has bin scripts and man, they will be kept in case the core
	   installation still references that, although there's no guarantee that the script will
	   continue working as expected with the older version of .pm files.

       -h, --help
	   Displays the help message.

       -V, --version
	   Displays the version number.

       You can specify the default options in "PERL_CPANM_OPT" environment variable.

       -f, --force
	   Force install modules even when testing failed.

       -n, --notest
	   Skip the testing of modules. Use this only when you just want to save time for
	   installing hundreds of distributions to the same perl and architecture you've already
	   tested to make sure it builds fine.

	   Defaults to false, and you can say "--no-notest" to override when it is set in the
	   default options in "PERL_CPANM_OPT".

	   Run the tests only, and do not install the specified module or distributions. Handy if
	   you want to verify the new (or even old) releases pass its unit tests without
	   installing the module.

	   Note that if you specify this option with a module or distribution that has
	   dependencies, these dependencies will be installed if you don't currently have them.

       -S, --sudo
	   Switch to the root user with "sudo" when installing modules. Use this if you want to
	   install modules to the system perl include path.

	   Defaults to false, and you can say "--no-sudo" to override when it is set in the
	   default options in "PERL_CPANM_OPT".

       -v, --verbose
	   Makes the output verbose. It also enables the interactive configuration. (See

       -q, --quiet
	   Makes the output even more quiet than the default. It only shows the successful/failed
	   dependencies to the output.

       -l, --local-lib
	   Sets the local::lib compatible path to install modules to. You don't need to set this
	   if you already configure the shell environment variables using local::lib, but this
	   can be used to override that as well.

       -L, --local-lib-contained
	   Same with "--local-lib" but with --self-contained set.  All non-core dependencies will
	   be installed even if they're already installed.

	   For instance,

	     cpanm -L extlib Plack

	   would install Plack and all of its non-core dependencies into the directory "extlib",
	   which can be loaded from your application with:

	     use local::lib '/path/to/extlib';

	   When examining the dependencies, assume no non-core modules are installed on the
	   system. Handy if you want to bundle application dependencies in one directory so you
	   can distribute to other machines.

	   Specifies the base URL for the CPAN mirror to use, such as
	   "http://cpan.cpantesters.org/" (you can omit the trailing slash). You can specify
	   multiple mirror URLs by repeating the command line option.

	   You can use a local directory that has a CPAN mirror structure (created by tools such
	   as OrePAN or Pinto) by using a special URL scheme "file://". If the given URL begins
	   with `/` (without any scheme), it is considered as a file scheme as well.

	     cpanm --mirror file:///path/to/mirror
	     cpanm --mirror ~/minicpan	    # Because shell expands ~ to /home/user

	   Defaults to "http://www.cpan.org/".

	   Download the mirror's 02packages.details.txt.gz index file instead of querying the
	   CPAN Meta DB. This will also effectively opt out sending your local perl versions to
	   backend database servers such as CPAN Meta DB and MetaCPAN.

	   Select this option if you are using a local mirror of CPAN, such as minicpan when
	   you're offline, or your own CPAN index (a.k.a darkpan).

	   Tip: It might be useful if you name these mirror options with your shell aliases,

	     alias minicpanm='cpanm --mirror ~/minicpan --mirror-only'
	     alias darkpan='cpanm --mirror http://mycompany.example.com/DPAN --mirror-only'

	   EXPERIMENTAL: Specifies the file path to "02packages.details.txt" for module search

	   Prompts when a test fails so that you can skip, force install, retry or look in the
	   shell to see what's going wrong. It also prompts when one of the dependency failed if
	   you want to proceed the installation.

	   Defaults to false, and you can say "--no-prompt" to override if it's set in the
	   default options in "PERL_CPANM_OPT".

	   EXPERIMENTAL: search for a newer developer release as well. Defaults to false.

	   cpanm, when given a module name in the command line (i.e. "cpanm Plack"), checks the
	   locally installed version first and skips if it is already installed. This option
	   makes it skip the check, so:

	     cpanm --reinstall Plack

	   would reinstall Plack even if your locally installed version is latest, or even newer
	   (which would happen if you install a developer release from version control

	   Defaults to false.

	   Makes the configuration (such as "Makefile.PL" and "Build.PL") interactive, so you can
	   answer questions in the distribution that requires custom configuration or Task::

	   Defaults to false, and you can say "--no-interactive" to override when it's set in the
	   default options in "PERL_CPANM_OPT".

       --pp, --pureperl
	   Prefer Pure perl build of modules by setting "PUREPERL_ONLY=1" for MakeMaker and
	   "--pureperl-only" for Build.PL based distributions. Note that not all of the CPAN
	   modules support this convention yet.

       --with-recommends, --with-suggests
	   EXPERIMENTAL: Installs dependencies declared as "recommends" and "suggests"
	   respectively, per META spec. When these dependencies fail to install, cpanm continues
	   the installation, since they're just recommendation/suggestion.

	   Enabling this could potentially make a circular dependency for a few modules on CPAN,
	   when "recommends" adds a module that "recommends" back the module in return.

	   There's also "--without-recommend" and "--without-suggests" to override the default
	   decision made earlier in "PERL_CPANM_OPT".

	   Defaults to false for both.

       --with-feature, --without-feature, --with-all-features
	   EXPERIMENTAL: Specifies the feature to enable, if a module supports optional features
	   per META spec 2.0.

	       cpanm --with-feature=opt_csv Spreadsheet::Read

	   the features can also be interactively chosen when "--interactive" option is enabled.

	   "--with-all-features" enables all the optional features, and "--without-feature" can
	   select a feature to disable.

       --configure-timeout, --build-timeout, --test-timeout
	   Specify the timeout length (in seconds) to wait for the configure, build and test
	   process. Current default values are: 60 for configure, 3600 for build and 1800 for

       --configure-args, --build-args, --test-args, --install-args
	   EXPERIMENTAL: Pass arguments for configure/build/test/install commands respectively,
	   for a given module to install.

	       cpanm DBD::mysql --configure-args="--cflags=... --libs=..."

	   The argument is only enabled for the module passed as a command line argument, not

	   Scans the depencencies of given modules and output the tree in a text format. (See
	   "--format" below for more options)

	   Because this command doesn't actually install any distributions, it will be useful
	   that by typing:

	     cpanm --scandeps Catalyst::Runtime

	   you can make sure what modules will be installed.

	   This command takes into account which modules you already have installed in your
	   system. If you want to see what modules will be installed against a vanilla perl
	   installation, you might want to combine it with "-L" option.

	   Determines what format to display the scanned dependency tree. Available options are
	   "tree", "json", "yaml" and "dists".

	   tree    Displays the tree in a plain text format. This is the default value.

	   json, yaml
		   Outputs the tree in a JSON or YAML format. JSON and YAML modules need to be
		   installed respectively. The output tree is represented as a recursive tuple

		     [ distribution, dependencies ]

		   and the container is an array containing the root elements. Note that there
		   may be multiple root nodes, since you can give multiple modules to the
		   "--scandeps" command.

	   dists   "dists" is a special output format, where it prints the distribution filename
		   in the depth first order after the dependency resolution, like:


		   which means you can install these distributions in this order without extra
		   dependencies. When combined with "-L" option, it will be useful to replay
		   installations on other machines.

	   Specifies the optional directory path to copy downloaded tarballs in the CPAN mirror
	   compatible directory structure i.e. authors/id/A/AU/AUTHORS/Foo-Bar-version.tar.gz

	   If the distro tarball did not come from CPAN, for example from a local file or from
	   GitHub, then it will be saved under vendor/Foo-Bar-version.tar.gz.

	   Uninstalls the shadow files of the distribution that you're installing. This
	   eliminates the confusion if you're trying to install core (dual-life) modules from
	   CPAN against perl 5.10 or older, or modules that used to be XS-based but switched to
	   pure perl at some version.

	   If you run cpanm as root and use "INSTALL_BASE" or equivalent to specify custom
	   installation path, you SHOULD disable this option so you won't accidentally uninstall
	   dual-life modules from the core include path.

	   Defaults to true if your perl version is smaller than 5.12, and you can disable that
	   with "--no-uninst-shadows".

	   NOTE: Since version 1.3000 this flag is turned off by default for perl newer than
	   5.12, since with 5.12 @INC contains site_perl directory before the perl core library
	   path, and uninstalling shadows is not necessary anymore and does more harm by deleting
	   files from the core library path.

       --uninstall, -U
	   Uninstalls a module from the library path. It finds a packlist for given modules, and
	   removes all the files included in the same distribution.

	   If you enable local::lib, it only removes files from the local::lib directory.

	   If you try to uninstall a module in "perl" directory (i.e. core module), an error will
	   be thrown.

	   A dialog wil be prompted to confirm the files to be deleted. If you pass "-f" option
	   as well, the dialog will be skipped and uninstallation will be forced.

	   EXPERIMENTAL: Specifies whether to cascade search when you specify multiple mirrors
	   and a mirror doesn't have a module or has a lower version of the module than
	   requested. Defaults to false.

	   Specifies whether a module given in the command line is skipped if its latest version
	   is already installed. Defaults to true.

	   NOTE: The "PERL5LIB" environment variable have to be correctly set for this to work
	   with modules installed using local::lib, unless you always use the "-l" option.

	   EXPERIMENTAL: Specifies whether a module (and version) given in the command line is
	   skipped if it's already installed.

	   If you run:

	     cpanm --skip-satisfied CGI DBI~1.2

	   cpanm won't install them if you already have CGI (for whatever versions) or have DBI
	   with version higher than 1.2. It is similar to "--skip-installed" but while
	   "--skip-installed" checks if the latest version of CPAN is installed,
	   "--skip-satisfied" checks if a requested version (or not, which means any version) is

	   Defaults to false.

	   Verify the integrity of distribution files retrieved from PAUSE using CHECKSUMS and
	   SIGNATURES (if found). Defaults to false.

	   Whether it report the locally installed perl version to the various web server as part
	   of User-Agent. Defaults to true, and you can disable it by using

	   Specifies the number of days in which cpanm's work directories expire. Defaults to 7,
	   which means old work directories will be cleaned up in one week.

	   You can set the value to 0 to make cpan never cleanup those directories.

	   Generates man pages for executables (man1) and libraries (man3).

	   Defaults to true (man pages generated) unless "-L|--local-lib-contained" option is
	   supplied in which case it's set to false. You can disable it with "--no-man-pages".

	   Uses LWP module to download stuff over HTTP. Defaults to true, and you can say
	   "--no-lwp" to disable using LWP, when you want to upgrade LWP from CPAN on some broken
	   perl systems.

	   Uses GNU Wget (if available) to download stuff. Defaults to true, and you can say
	   "--no-wget" to disable using Wget (versions of Wget older than 1.9 don't support the
	   "--retry-connrefused" option used by cpanm).

	   Uses cURL (if available) to download stuff. Defaults to true, and you can say
	   "--no-curl" to disable using cURL.

	   Normally with "--lwp", "--wget" and "--curl" options set to true (which is the
	   default) cpanm tries LWP, Wget, cURL and HTTP::Tiny (in that order) and uses the first
	   one available.


       Copyright 2010 Tatsuhiko Miyagawa.

       Tatsuhiko Miyagawa

perl v5.16.3				    2013-06-19					 CPANM(1)
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