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JSAN::Mini - Creates a minimal local mirror of JSAN for offline installation


  # Update your local minijsan using default settings
  # ... and for now that's about it :)


minijsan is an application which scans the JSAN index and ensures that the release tarballs for all of the libraries in the index are stored in the local mirror provided by JSAN::Transport.

This allows for the installation of JSAN packages without the need to connect to the internet. For example, it can be very useful for installing packaging while on international flights for example :)

JSAN::Mini provides the primary API for implementing the functionality for minijsan, and also provides something that you can sub-class, and thus add your own additional functionality.

If you're a normal user, or you are ot going to do anything weird, you might want to look at minijsan instead.



The update_mirror static method creates and executes a new JSAN::Mini object using the default params, normally pretty much Doing What You Mean.

new value => 'param'

The new constructor creates a new minijsan process.

It takes as argument a set of key/value pairs controlling it.


The verbose flag controls the level of debugging output that the object will produce.

When set to true, it causes process information to be printed to STDOUT. When set to false (the default) it prints nothing.

Returns a JSAN::Mini object.


Once the JSAN::Mini object has been run, the added method returns the number of new releases that were added to the local mirror.


The run method initiates the minicpan process to syncronize the files in the local mirror with those on the remote mirror.

Returns the number of new files added to the minijsan mirror.

add_release $release

The add_release method is called when a release is to be added to the local mirror.

The method is passed a JSAN::Index::Release object and, by default, mirrors it from the remote repository.

This is the method that you would typically subclass to add additional functionality to the module (where such functionality does not on information contained) in other releases in the repository.

process_release $release

The optional process_release method can be defined by a JSAN::Mini sub-class, and can be used as a place to implement extended functionality, where this functionality requires that all new releases by downloaded before processing starts.

The method is passed a JSAN::Index::Release object and simply shortcuts by default.


Bugs should be reported via the CPAN bug tracker at

For other issues, contact the author.


Adam Kennedy <>,


Copyright 2005, 2009 Adam Kennedy.

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

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.

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