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CPAN::Uploader - upload things to the CPAN


version 0.103018


This library should run on perls released even a long time ago. It should work on any version of perl released in the last five years.

Although it may work on older versions of perl, no guarantee is made that the minimum required version will not be increased. The version may be increased for any reason, and there is no promise that patches will be accepted to lower the minimum required perl.



  CPAN::Uploader->upload_file($file, \%arg);


Valid arguments are:

  user        - (required) your CPAN / PAUSE id
  password    - (required) your CPAN / PAUSE password
  subdir      - the directory (under your home directory) to upload to
  http_proxy  - uri of the http proxy to use
  upload_uri  - uri of the upload handler; usually the default (PAUSE) is right
  debug       - if set to true, spew lots more debugging output
  retries     - number of retries to perform on upload failure (5xx response)
  retry_delay - number of seconds to wait between retries

This method attempts to actually upload the named file to the CPAN. It will raise an exception on error. c<upload_uri> can also be set through the ENV variable c<CPAN_UPLOADER_UPLOAD_URI>.


  my $uploader = CPAN::Uploader->new(\%arg);

This method returns a new uploader. You probably don't need to worry about this method.

Valid arguments are the same as those to upload_file.


  my $config = CPAN::Uploader->read_config_file( $filename );

This reads the config file and returns a hashref of its contents that can be used as configuration for CPAN::Uploader.

If no filename is given, it looks for .pause in the user's home directory (from the env var HOME, or the current directory if HOME isn't set).

See "CONFIGURATION" in cpan-upload for the config format.



This method logs the given string. The default behavior is to print it to the screen. The message should not end in a newline, as one will be added as needed.


This method behaves like "log", but only logs the message if the CPAN::Uploader is in debug mode.


This code is mostly derived from cpan-upload-http by Brad Fitzpatrick, which in turn was based on cpan-upload by Neil Bowers. I (rjbs) didn't want to have to use a system call to run either of those, so I refactored the code into this module.


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This software is copyright (c) 2023 by Ricardo SIGNES.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.