Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MatchManifest - Ensure that MANIFEST is correct
This document describes version 6.000 of Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MatchManifest, released December 17, 2017.
[MatchManifest] require_builder = 1 ; this is the default and should seldom be changed
If included, this plugin will ensure that the distribution contains a MANIFEST file and that its contents match the files collected by Dist::Zilla. If not, it will display the differences and offer to update the MANIFEST.
As I see it, there are 2 problems that a MANIFEST can protect against:
Dist::Zilla protects against the second problem by using GatherDir plugins that aren't restricted by a MANIFEST file. But the standard Manifest plugin offers no protection against the first problem.
By keeping your MANIFEST under source control and using this plugin to make sure it's kept up to date, you can protect yourself against both problems.
MatchManifest must come after your MakeMaker or ModuleBuild plugin, so that it can see any Makefile.PL or Build.PL generated.
For safety, MatchManifest aborts if it doesn't see a Makefile.PL or Build.PL in your dist. If
[MatchManifest] is listed before
[MakeMaker] in your dist.ini, then the manifest will be checked before Makefile.PL has been added, which is bad.
If you really want to create a dist with no Makefile.PL or Build.PL, you can set
require_builder to 0 to skip this check.
Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MatchManifest requires no configuration files or environment variables.
No bugs have been reported.
Christopher J. Madsen
<perl AT cjmweb.net>
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
<bug-Dist-Zilla-Plugin-MatchManifest AT rt.cpan.org> or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=Dist-Zilla-Plugin-MatchManifest.
You can follow or contribute to Dist-Zilla-Plugin-MatchManifest's development at https://github.com/madsen/dist-zilla-plugin-matchmanifest.
This software is copyright (c) 2017 by Christopher J. Madsen.
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