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CentOS 7.0 - man page for app::cpanminus (centos section 3)

App::cpanminus(3)	       User Contributed Perl Documentation		App::cpanminus(3)

       App::cpanminus - get, unpack, build and install modules from CPAN

	   cpanm Module

       Run "cpanm -h" or "perldoc cpanm" for more options.

       cpanminus is a script to get, unpack, build and install modules from CPAN and does nothing

       It's dependency free (can bootstrap itself), requires zero configuration, and stands
       alone. When running, it requires only 10MB of RAM.

       There are several ways to install cpanminus to your system.

   Package management system
       There are Debian packages, RPMs, FreeBSD ports, and packages for other operation systems
       available. If you want to use the package management system, search for cpanminus and use
       the appropriate command to install. This makes it easy to install "cpanm" to your system
       without thinking about where to install, and later upgrade.

   Installing to system perl
       You can also use the latest cpanminus to install cpanminus itself:

	   curl -L http://cpanmin.us | perl - --sudo App::cpanminus

       This will install "cpanm" to your bin directory like "/usr/local/bin" (unless you
       configured "INSTALL_BASE" with local::lib), so you probably need the "--sudo" option.

   Installing to local perl (perlbrew)
       If you have perl in your home directory, which is the case if you use tools like perlbrew,
       you don't need the "--sudo" option, since you're most likely to have a write permission to
       the perl's library path. You can just do:

	   curl -L http://cpanmin.us | perl - App::cpanminus

       to install the "cpanm" executable to the perl's bin path, like

   Downloading the standalone executable
       You can also copy the standalone executable to whatever location you'd like.

	   cd ~/bin
	   curl -LO http://xrl.us/cpanm
	   chmod +x cpanm
	   # edit shebang if you don't have /usr/bin/env

       This just works, but be sure to grab the new version manually when you upgrade because
       "--self-upgrade" might not work for this.

       perl 5.8 or later.

       o   'tar' executable (bsdtar or GNU tar version 1.22 are recommended) or Archive::Tar to
	   unpack files.

       o   C compiler, if you want to build XS modules.

       o   make

       o   Module::Build (core in 5.10)

   Another CPAN installer?
       OK, the first motivation was this: the CPAN shell runs out of memory (or swaps heavily and
       gets really slow) on Slicehost/linode's most affordable plan with only 256MB RAM. Should I
       pay more to install perl modules from CPAN? I don't think so.

   But why a new client?
       First of all, let me be clear that CPAN and CPANPLUS are great tools I've used for
       literally years (you know how many modules I have on CPAN, right?). I really respect their
       efforts of maintaining the most important tools in the CPAN toolchain ecosystem.

       However, for less experienced users (mostly from outside the Perl community), or even
       really experienced Perl developers who know how to shoot themselves in their feet, setting
       up the CPAN toolchain often feels like yak shaving, especially when all they want to do is
       just install some modules and start writing code.

   Zero-conf? How does this module get/parse/update the CPAN index?
       It queries the CPAN Meta DB site at <http://cpanmetadb.plackperl.org/>.	The site is
       updated at least every hour to reflect the latest changes from fast syncing mirrors. The
       script then also falls back to query the module at <http://metacpan.org/> using its
       wonderful API.

       Upon calling these API hosts, cpanm (1.6004 or later) will send the local perl versions to
       the server in User-Agent string by default. You can turn it off with
       "--no-report-perl-version" option. Read more about the option with cpanm, and read more
       about the privacy policy about this data collection at

       Fetched files are unpacked in "~/.cpanm" and automatically cleaned up periodically.  You
       can configure the location of this with the "PERL_CPANM_HOME" environment variable.

   Where does this install modules to? Do I need root access?
       It installs to wherever ExtUtils::MakeMaker and Module::Build are configured to (via
       "PERL_MM_OPT" and "PERL_MB_OPT"). So if you're using local::lib, then it installs to your
       local perl5 directory. Otherwise it installs to the site_perl directory that belongs to
       your perl.

       cpanminus at a boot time checks whether you have configured local::lib, or have the
       permission to install modules to the site_perl directory.  If neither, it automatically
       sets up local::lib compatible installation path in a "perl5" directory under your home
       directory. To avoid this, run the script as the root user, with "--sudo" option or with
       "--local-lib" option.

   cpanminus can't install the module XYZ. Is it a bug?
       It is more likely a problem with the distribution itself. cpanminus doesn't support or is
       known to have issues with distributions like as follows:

       o   Tests that require input from STDIN.

       o   Tests that might fail when "AUTOMATED_TESTING" is enabled.

       o   Modules that have invalid numeric values as VERSION (such as "1.1a")

       These failures can be reported back to the author of the module so that they can fix it
       accordingly, rather than me.

   Does cpanm support the feature XYZ of CPAN and CPANPLUS?
       Most likely not. Here are the things that cpanm doesn't do by itself. And it's a feature -
       you got that from the name minus, right?

       If you need these features, use CPAN, CPANPLUS or the standalone tools that are mentioned.

       o   CPAN testers reporting

       o   Building RPM packages from CPAN modules

       o   Listing the outdated modules that needs upgrading. See App::cpanoutdated

       o   Showing the changes of the modules you're about to upgrade. See cpan-listchanges

       o   Patching CPAN modules with distroprefs.

       See cpanm or "cpanm -h" to see what cpanminus can do :)

       Copyright 2010- Tatsuhiko Miyagawa

       The standalone executable contains the following modules embedded.

       CPAN::DistnameInfo Copyright 2003 Graham Barr
       Parse::CPAN::Meta Copyright 2006-2009 Adam Kennedy
       local::lib Copyright 2007-2009 Matt S Trout
       HTTP::Tiny Copyright 2011 Christian Hansen
       Module::Metadata Copyright 2001-2006 Ken Williams. 2010 Matt S Trout
       version Copyright 2004-2010 John Peacock
       JSON::PP Copyright 2007-2011 by Makamaka Hannyaharamitu
       CPAN::Meta, CPAN::Meta::Requirements Copyright (c) 2010 by David Golden and Ricardo Signes
       CPAN::Meta::YAML Copyright 2010 Adam Kennedy
       File::pushd Copyright 2012 David Golden

       This software is licensed under the same terms as Perl.

       Patches and code improvements were contributed by:

       Goro Fuji, Kazuhiro Osawa, Tokuhiro Matsuno, Kenichi Ishigaki, Ian Wells, Pedro Melo,
       Masayoshi Sekimura, Matt S Trout (mst), squeeky, horus and Ingy dot Net.

       Bug reports, suggestions and feedbacks were sent by, or general acknowledgement goes to:

       Jesse Vincent, David Golden, Andreas Koenig, Jos Boumans, Chris Williams, Adam Kennedy,
       Audrey Tang, J. Shirley, Chris Prather, Jesse Luehrs, Marcus Ramberg, Shawn M Moore,
       chocolateboy, Chirs Nehren, Jonathan Rockway, Leon Brocard, Simon Elliott, Ricardo Signes,
       AEvar Arnfjord Bjarmason, Eric Wilhelm, Florian Ragwitz and xaicron.

       <http://github.com/miyagawa/cpanminus> - source code repository, issue tracker
       <irc://irc.perl.org/#toolchain> - discussions about Perl toolchain. I'm there.

       This software is provided "as-is," without any express or implied warranty. In no event
       shall the author be held liable for any damages arising from the use of the software.

       CPAN CPANPLUS pip

perl v5.16.3				    2013-06-19				App::cpanminus(3)

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