cpan-outdated - detect outdated CPAN modules in your environment
# print the list of distribution that contains outdated modules % cpan-outdated # print the list of outdated modules in packages % cpan-outdated -p # verbose % cpan-outdated --verbose # ignore core modules (do not update dual life modules) % cpan-outdated --exclude-core # alternate mirrors % cpan-outdated --mirror file:///home/user/minicpan/ # additional module path(same as cpanminus) % cpan-outdated -l extlib/ % cpan-outdated -L extlib/ # install with cpan % cpan-outdated | xargs cpan -i # install with cpanm % cpan-outdated | cpanm % cpan-outdated -p | cpanm
This script prints the list of outdated CPAN modules in your machine.
It's same feature of 'CPAN::Shell->r', but
cpan-outdated is much faster and uses less memory.
This script can be integrated with cpanm command.
PRINTING PACKAGES VS DISTRIBUTIONS
This script by default prints the outdated distribution as in the CPAN distro format, i.e:
A/AU/AUTHOR/Distribution-Name-0.10.tar.gz so you can pipe into CPAN installers, but with
-p option it can be tweaked to print the module's package names.
If you wish to manage a set of modules separately from your system perl installation and not install newer versions of "dual life modules" that are distributed with perl, the
--exclude-core option will make cpan-outdated ignore changes to core modules. Used with tools like cpanm and its
-L --local-lib-contained and
--self-contained options, this facilitates maintaining updates on standalone sets of modules.
For some tools such as cpanm installing from packages could be a bit more useful since you can track to see the old version number where you upgrade from.
Copyright (C) 2009 Tokuhiro Matsuno.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
If you want to see what's changed for modules that require upgrades, use cpan-listchanges