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NAME ^

CPANPLUS::Internals::Source::CPANIDX - CPANIDX source implementation

VERSION ^

version 0.04

SYNOPSIS ^

  # In the CPANPLUS shell

  CPAN Terminal> s conf no_update 1
  CPAN Terminal> s conf source_engine CPANPLUS::Internals::Source::CPANIDX
  CPAN Terminal> s save

DESCRIPTION ^

CPANPLUS::Internals::Source::CPANIDX is a CPANPLUS source implementation.

It is highly experimental.

Usually CPANPLUS retrieves the CPAN index files, extracts them and builds an in-memory index of every module listed on CPAN. As you can imagine, this is quite memory intensive.

This source implementation does things slightly different.

Instead of building an in-memory index, it queries an App::CPANIDX based website for module/distribution/author information as and when it is required by CPANPLUS.

The default CPANIDX site is http://cpanidx.org/cpanidx/.

You may set the PERL5_CPANIDX_URL environment variable to an alternative if you wish.

CAVEATS ^

There are some caveats.

As shown in the "SYNOPSIS" you must set the CPANPLUS configuration variable no_update to a true value to use this source engine. This prevents CPANPLUS from attempting to update CPAN indexes.

Attempting to searches and getting a list of out of date modules in CPANPLUS are incredibly slow due the million or so web accesses that are incurred.

I have included two scripts in the examples directory of this distribution that may be of use. installer.pl does installation of modules and updater.pl will find out of date modules and prompt to update them.

SEE ALSO ^

CPANPLUS

CPANPLUS::Internals::Source

AUTHOR ^

Chris Williams <chris@bingosnet.co.uk>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is copyright (c) 2011 by Chris Williams and Jos Boumans.

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

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