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NAME ^

Test::CPAN::Meta::YAML - Validate a META.yml file within a CPAN distribution.

SYNOPSIS ^

There are two forms this module can be used.

The first is a standalone test of your distribution's META.yml file:

  use Test::More;
  eval "use Test::CPAN::Meta::YAML";
  plan skip_all => "Test::CPAN::Meta::YAML required for testing META.yml" if $@;
  meta_yaml_ok();

Note that you may provide an optional label/comment/message/etc to the function, or one will be created automatically.

The second form allows you to test other META.yml files, or specify a specific version you wish to test against:

  use Test::More test => 6;
  use Test::CPAN::Meta::YAML;

  # specify a file and specification version
  meta_spec_ok('META.yml','1.3',$msg);

  # specify the specification version to validate the local META.yml
  meta_spec_ok(undef,'1.3',$msg);

  # specify a file, where the specification version is deduced
  # from the file itself
  meta_spec_ok('META.yml',undef,$msg);

Note that this form requires you to specify the number of tests you will be running in your test script. Also note that each meta_spec_ok is actually two tests under the hood.

DESCRIPTION ^

This module was written to ensure that a META.yml file, provided with a standard distribution uploaded to CPAN, meets the specifications that slowly being introduced to module uploads, via the use of ExtUtils::MakeMaker, Module::Build and Module::Install.

See CPAN::Meta for further details of the CPAN Meta Specification.

FUNCTIONS ^

TESTING META FILES ^

There are currently three distributions to test META files:

  L<Test-CPAN-Meta|Test::CPAN::Meta>
  L<Test-CPAN-Meta-JSON|Test::CPAN::Meta::JSON>
  L<Test-CPAN-Meta-YAML|Test::CPAN::Meta::YAML>

All three have slightly different requirements and are intended to be used in slightly different environments.

Test-CPAN-Meta-YAML requires a YAML parser, and currently looks for the YAML or YAML::Syck modules. This is the original variant of the three and was intended to provide a more complete YAML validation of a META.yml.

Test-CPAN-Meta requires the Parse::CPAN::Meta module, which is now part of Perl Core as of perl-5.10.1. This version is intended to be used by those only wishing to rely on core modules to test their META.yml files.

Test-CPAN-Meta-JSON is the most recent addition to the family, and is specifically aimed at those distributions that use a META.json Meta file. The distribution requires the JSON module to parse the Meta file.

BUGS, PATCHES & FIXES ^

There are no known bugs at the time of this release. However, if you spot a bug or are experiencing difficulties that are not explained within the POD documentation, please send an email to barbie@cpan.org or submit a bug to the RT system (http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Test-CPAN-Meta-YAML). However, it would help greatly if you are able to pinpoint problems or even supply a patch.

Fixes are dependent upon their severity and my availability. Should a fix not be forthcoming, please feel free to (politely) remind me.

SEE ALSO ^

  L<Test::YAML::Valid>
  L<Test::CPAN::Meta>
  L<Test::CPAN::Meta::JSON>
  L<Test::CPAN::Meta::YAML>

AUTHOR ^

Barbie, <barbie@cpan.org> for Miss Barbell Productions, http://www.missbarbell.co.uk

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

  Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Barbie for Miss Barbell Productions

  This distribution is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
  modify it under the Artistic Licence v2.
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