Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer


Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Pinto::Add - Ship your dist to a Pinto repository


version 0.087


  # In your dist.ini
  root          =  ; optional. defaults to PINTO_REPOSITORY_ROOT
  author        = YOU                       ; optional. defaults to PINTO_AUTHOR_ID
  stack         = stack_name                ; optional. defaults to repository setting
  recurse       = 0                         ; optional. defaults to repository setting
  pinto_exe     = /path/to/pinto            ; optional. defaults to searching PATH
  username      = you                       ; optional. defaults to PINTO_USERNAME
  password      = secret                    ; optional. will prompt if needed
  authenticate  = 1                         ; optional. defaults to 0

  # Then run the release command
  dzil release


This is a release-stage plugin for Dist::Zilla that will ship your distribution releases to a local or remote Pinto repository.

Before building the release, all repositories are checked for connectivity. If a repository is not responding you will be prompted to skip it or abort the entire release. If none of the repositories are responding, then the release will be aborted. Any errors encountered while shipping to the remaining repositories will also cause the rest of the release to abort.

IMPORTANT: You need to install Pinto to make this plugin work. It ships separately so you can decide how you want to install it. Peronally, I recommend installing Pinto as a stand-alone application as described in Pinto::Manual::Installing and then setting the PINTO_HOME environment variable accordingly. But you can also just install Pinto from CPAN using the usual tools.


The following configuration parameters can be set in the [Pinto::Add] section of the dist.ini file for your distribution. Defaults for most paramters can be set via environment variables or via the repository configuration.


Specifies the root of the Pinto repository you want to ship to. It can be either a path to a local repository or a URI where pintod is listening. If not specified, it defaults to the PINTO_REPOSITORY_ROOT environment variable. You can ship to multiple repositories by specifying the root parameter multiple times. See also "USING MULTIPLE REPOSITORIES".

authenticate = 0|1

Indicates that authentication is required for communicating with the repository. If true, you will be prompted for a password unless it is provided as described below. Default is false.

author = NAME

Specifies your identity as a module author. It must be two or more alphanumeric characters and it will be forced to UPPERCASE. If not specified, it defaults to either the PINTO_AUTHOR_ID environment variable, or else your PAUSE ID (if you have one configured in ~/.pause), or else the username parameter.

password = PASSWORD

Specifies the password to use for authentication. If not specified, it defaults to the PINTO_PASSWORD environment variable, or else you will be prompted to enter a password. If your repository does require authentication, then you must also set the authenticate parameter to 1. For security reasons, I do not recommend putting your password in the dist.ini file.

recurse = 0|1

If true, Pinto will recursively pull all the distributions required to satisfy the prerequisites for the distribution you are adding. If false, Pinto will add the distribution only. If not specified, the default behavior is determined by the repository configuration.

stack = NAME

Specifies which stack in the repository to put the released distribution into. If not specified, it defaults to the stack that is currently marked as the default within the repository.

username = NAME

Specifies the username for server authentication. If not specified, it defaults to the PINTO_USERNAME environment variable, or else your current shell login.

pinto_exe = PATH

Specifies the full path to your pinto executable. If not specified, your PATH will be searched.


You can ship your distribution to multiple repositories by specifying multiple the root paramter multiple times in your dist.ini file. In that case, the remaining parameters (e.g. stack, author, authenticate) will apply to all the repositories.

However, the recommended way to release to multiple repositories is to have multiple [Pinto::Add / NAME] blocks in your dist.ini file. This allows you to set attributes for each repository independently (at the expense of possibly having to duplicating some information).



You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

  perldoc Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Pinto::Add


The following websites have more information about this module, and may be of help to you. As always, in addition to those websites please use your favorite search engine to discover more resources.

Internet Relay Chat

You can get live help by using IRC ( Internet Relay Chat ). If you don't know what IRC is, please read this excellent guide: Please be courteous and patient when talking to us, as we might be busy or sleeping! You can join those networks/channels and get help:


    You can connect to the server at '' and join this channel: #pinto then talk to this person for help: thaljef.

Bugs / Feature Requests

Source Code

The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)

  git clone git://


Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer <>


This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.