Alien::Build::Plugin::Prefer::SortVersions - Plugin to sort candidates by most recent first
use alienfile; plugin 'Prefer::SortVersions' => ();
Note: in most case you will want to use Alien::Build::Plugin::Download::Negotiate instead. It picks the appropriate fetch plugin based on your platform and environment. In some cases you may need to use this plugin directly instead.
This Prefer plugin sorts the packages that were retrieved from a dir listing, either directly from a Fetch plugin, or from a Decode plugin. It Returns a listing with the items sorted from post preferable to least, and filters out any undesirable candidates.
This is a regular expression that lets you filter out files that you do not want to consider downloading. For example, if the directory listing contained tarballs and readme files like this:
You could specify a filter of
qr/\.tar\.gz$/ to make sure only tarballs are considered for download.
Regular expression to parse out the version from a filename. The regular expression should store the result in
$1. The default
qr/([0-9\.]+)/ is frequently reasonable.
Author: Graham Ollis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Diab Jerius (DJERIUS)
This software is copyright (c) 2017 by Graham Ollis.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.