Test::CPAN::Meta - Validate your CPAN META.yml files.
There are two forms this module can be used.
The first is a standalone test of your distribution's META.yml file:
eval "use Test::CPAN::Meta";
plan skip_all => "Test::CPAN::Meta required for testing META.yml" if $@;
Note that you may provide an optional label/comment/message/etc to the function, or one will be created automatically.
The second form allows you to test other META.yml files, or specify a specific version you wish to test against:
use Test::More tests => 6;
# specify a file and specification version
# specify the specification version to validate the local META.yml
# specify a file, where the specification version is deduced
# from the file itself
Note that this form requires you to specify the number of tests you will be running in your test script. Also note that each 'meta_spec_ok' is actually 2 tests under the hood.
This distribution was written to ensure that a META.yml file, provided with a standard distribution uploaded to CPAN, meets the specifications that are slowly being introduced to module uploads, via the use of package makers and installers such as ExtUtils::MakeMaker, Module::Build and Module::Install.
See CPAN::Meta for further details of the CPAN Meta Specification.
Basic META.yml wrapper around meta_spec_ok.
Returns a hash reference to the contents of the parsed META.yml
meta_spec_ok($file, $version [,$msg])
Validates the named file against the given specification version. Both $file and $version can be undefined.
Returns a hash reference to the contents of the given file, after it has been parsed.
There are currently 3 distributions to test META files:
All three have slightly different requirements and are intended to be used in slightly different environments.
Test-CPAN-Meta-YAML requires a YAML parser, and currently looks for the YAML or YAML::Syck modules. This is the original variant of the 3 and was intended to provide a more complete YAML validation of a META.yml.
Test-CPAN-Meta requires the Parse::CPAN::Meta module, which is now part of Perl Core as of perl-5.10.1. This version is intended to be used by those only wishing to rely on core modules to test their META.yml files.
Test-CPAN-Meta-JSON is the most recent addition to the family, and is specifically aimed at those distributions that use a META.json Meta file. The distribution requires the JSON module to parse the Meta file.
There are no known bugs at the time of this release. However, if you spot a bug or are experiencing difficulties that are not explained within the POD documentation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a bug to the RT system (http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Test-CPAN-Meta). However, it would help greatly if you are able to pinpoint problems or even supply a patch.
Fixes are dependent upon their severity and my availability. Should a fix not be forthcoming, please feel free to (politely) remind me.
Barbie, <email@example.com> for Miss Barbell Productions, http://www.missbarbell.co.uk
Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Barbie for Miss Barbell Productions
This distribution is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the Artistic Licence v2.
To install Test::CPAN::Meta, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.