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App::lcpan::Cmd::update - Create/update local CPAN mirror


This document describes version 1.062 of App::lcpan::Cmd::update (from Perl distribution App-lcpan), released on 2020-08-13.




 handle_cmd(%args) -> [status, msg, payload, meta]

Create/update local CPAN mirror.

This subcommand first create/update the mirror files by downloading from a remote CPAN mirror, then update the index.

This function is not exported.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • cpan => dirname

    Location of your local CPAN mirror, e.g. /path/to/cpan.

    Defaults to ~/cpan.

  • exclude_author => array[str]

    Exclude files from certain author(s).

  • force_update_index => bool

    Update the index even though there is no change in files.

  • include_author => array[str]

    Only include files from certain author(s).

  • index_name => filename (default: "index.db")

    Filename of index.

    If index_name is a filename without any path, e.g. index.db then index will be located in the top-level of cpan. If index_name contains a path, e.g. ./index.db or /home/ujang/lcpan.db then the index will be located solely using the index_name.

  • max_file_size => int

    If set, skip downloading files larger than this.

  • remote_url => str

    Select CPAN mirror to download from.

  • retry_delay => int

    Number of seconds to delay between retry attempt.

  • retry_max_attempts => int

    Number of retry attempts on failed HTTP request.

  • skip_file_indexing_pass_1 => bool

  • skip_file_indexing_pass_2 => bool

  • skip_file_indexing_pass_3 => bool

  • skip_index_file_patterns => array[re]

    Skip one or more file patterns from being indexed.

  • skip_index_files => array[str]

    Skip one or more files from being indexed.

  • skip_sub_indexing => bool (default: 1)

    Since sub indexing is still experimental, it is not enabled by default. To enable it, pass the --no-skip-sub-indexing option.

  • skip_sub_indexing_file_patterns => array[re]

    Skip one or more file patterns from being parsed for subs.

  • skip_sub_indexing_files => array[str]

    Skip one or more files from being parsed for subs.

  • update_files => bool (default: 1)

    Update the files.

  • update_index => bool (default: 1)

    Update the index.

  • use_bootstrap => bool (default: 1)

    Whether to use bootstrap database from App-lcpan-Bootstrap.

    If you are indexing your private CPAN-like repository, you want to turn this off.

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (payload) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

Return value: (any)


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Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-App-lcpan.


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