Dist::Zilla::Plugin::PERLANCAR::EnsurePrereqToSpec - Ensure prereq to spec modules


This document describes version 0.064 of Dist::Zilla::Plugin::PERLANCAR::EnsurePrereqToSpec (from Perl distribution Dist-Zilla-Plugin-PERLANCAR-EnsurePrereqToSpec), released on 2022-02-16.


In dist.ini:



I like to specify prerequisite to spec modules such as Rinci, Riap, Sah, Setup, etc as (phase=develop, rel=x_spec) dependency, to express that a distribution conforms to such specification(s).

Currently only these spec is checked:

  • Rinci

    When a package contains Rinci metadata (%SPEC).

  • ColorTheme

    When there is a ColorTheme/* source files.

  • BorderStyle

    When there is a BorderStyle/* source files.


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To contribute, you can send patches by email/via RT, or send pull requests on GitHub.

Most of the time, you don't need to build the distribution yourself. You can simply modify the code, then test via:

 % prove -l

If you want to build the distribution (e.g. to try to install it locally on your system), you can install Dist::Zilla, Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::PERLANCAR, and sometimes one or two other Dist::Zilla plugin and/or Pod::Weaver::Plugin. Any additional steps required beyond that are considered a bug and can be reported to me.


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