Dist::Zilla::Plugin::RequiresExternal - make dists require external commands
In your dist.ini:
[RequiresExternal] requires = /path/to/some/executable requires = executable_in_path
This Dist::Zilla plugin creates a test in your distribution to check for the existence of executable commands you require.
requires attribute should be either an absolute path to an executable or the name of a command in the user's
PATH environment. Multiple
requires lines are allowed.
Example from a dist.ini file:
[RequiresExternal] requires = sqlplus requires = /usr/bin/java
This will require the program
sqlplus to be available somewhere in the user's
PATH and the program
java specifically in /usr/bin.
Boolean value to determine if a failed test will immediately stop testing. It also causes the test name to change to t/000-requires_external.t so that it runs earlier. Defaults to false.
Adds a t/requires_external.t test script to your distribution that checks if each "requires" item is executable.
This module was indirectly inspired by Module::Install::External's requires_external_bin command.
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
The following websites have more information about this module, and may be of help to you. As always, in addition to those websites please use your favorite search engine to discover more resources.
The default CPAN search engine, useful to view POD in HTML format.
The AnnoCPAN is a website that allows community annonations of Perl module documentation.
The CPAN Ratings is a website that allows community ratings and reviews of Perl modules.
The CPANTS is a website that analyzes the Kwalitee ( code metrics ) of a distribution.
The CPAN Testers is a network of smokers who run automated tests on uploaded CPAN distributions.
The CPAN Testers Matrix is a website that provides a visual way to determine what Perls/platforms PASSed for a distribution.
The CPAN Testers Dependencies is a website that shows a chart of the test results of all dependencies for a distribution.
Please report any bugs or feature requests through the web interface at https://github.com/mjgardner/Dist-Zilla-Plugin-RequiresExternal/issues. You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.
The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)
Mark Gardner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This software is copyright (c) 2011 by GSI Commerce.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.