Dist::Zilla::Plugin::DistINI - a plugin to add a dist.ini to newly-minted dists


version 6.031


This plugins produces a dist.ini file in a new dist, specifying the required core attributes from the dist being minted.

This plugin is dead simple and pretty stupid, but should get better as dist minting facilities improve. For example, it will not specify any plugins.

In the meantime, you may be happier with a dist.ini template.


This module should work on any version of perl still receiving updates from the Perl 5 Porters. This means it should work on any version of perl released in the last two to three years. (That is, if the most recently released version is v5.40, then this module should work on both v5.40 and v5.38.)

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.



This parameter may be a filename in the profile's directory to append to the generated dist.ini with things like plugins. In other words, if your make this file, called plugins.ini:


...and your profile.ini includes:

  append_file = plugins.ini

...then the generated dist.ini in a newly-minted dist will look something like this:

  name    = My-New-Dist
  author  = E. Xavier Ample <>
  license = Perl_5
  copyright_holder = E. Xavier Ample
  copyright_year   = 2010



Ricardo SIGNES 😏 <>


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.