NAME

Test::CPAN::Meta - Validation of the META.yml file in a CPAN distribution.

SYNOPSIS

There are two forms this module can be used.

The first is a standalone test of your distribution's META.yml file:

  use Test::More;
  eval "use Test::CPAN::Meta";
  plan skip_all => "Test::CPAN::Meta required for testing META.yml" if $@;
  meta_yaml_ok();

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 test => 6;
  use Test::CPAN::Meta;

  # specify a file and specification version
  meta_spec_ok('META.yml','1.3',$msg);

  # specify the specification version to validate the local META.yml
  meta_spec_ok(undef,'1.3',$msg);

  # specify a file, where the specification version is deduced
  # from the file itself
  meta_spec_ok('META.yml',undef,$msg);

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.

DESCRIPTION

This module 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.

ABSTRACT

A test module to validate a CPAN META.yml file.

FUNCTIONS

  • meta_yaml_ok([$msg])

    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.

BUGS, PATCHES & FIXES

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 barbie@cpan.org or submit a bug to the RT system (http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Test-YAML-Meta). However, it would help greatly if you are able to pinpoint problems or even supply a patch.

Fixes are dependant upon their severity and my availablity. Should a fix not be forthcoming, please feel free to (politely) remind me.

SEE ALSO

  Test::YAML::Valid

DSLIP

  b - Beta testing
  d - Developer
  p - Perl-only
  O - Object oriented
  p - Standard-Perl: user may choose between GPL and Artistic

AUTHOR

Barbie, <barbie@cpan.org> for Miss Barbell Productions, http://www.missbarbell.co.uk

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

  Copyright (C) 2007 Barbie for Miss Barbell Productions

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