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CPAN::Mini::Devel - Create CPAN::Mini mirror with developer releases


version 0.04


    $ minicpan -c CPAN::Mini::Devel


Normally, CPAN::Mini creates a minimal CPAN mirror with the latest version of each distribution, but excluding developer releases (those with an underscore in the version number, like 0.10_01).

CPAN::Mini::Devel enhances CPAN::Mini to include the latest developer and non-developer release in the mirror. For example, if Foo-Bar-0.01, Foo-Bar-0.02, Foo-Bar-0.03_01 and Foo-Bar-0.03_02 are on CPAN, only Foo-Bar-0.02 and Foo-Bar 0.03_02 will be mirrored. This is particularly useful for creating a local mirror for smoke testing.

Unauthorized releases will also be included if they resemble a distribution name already in the normal CPAN packages list.

There may be errors retrieving very new modules if they are indexed but not yet synchronized on the mirror.

CPAN::Mini::Devel also mirrors the indices/find-ls.gz file, which is used to identify developer releases.


See Mini::CPAN.



Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests through the issue tracker at You will be notified automatically of any progress on your issue.

Source Code

This is open source software. The code repository is available for public review and contribution under the terms of the license.

  git clone


David Golden <>


This software is Copyright (c) 2014 by David Golden.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004