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Alien::Packages::Roadmap - high level to do list and targetted goals


This page provides a high level overview about the future extensions of the Alien::Packages module and the improvements of the module itself.


More Targets

Alien::Packages needs support for a wider range of platforms and packages, this covers Gentoo Linux or HP-UX as well as identifying installed Perl5 modules using CPAN or CPANPLUS.

More Information

Where feasible, additional information like installed patches (e.g. AIX), package vulnerabilities (pkgsrc), installation dates, package origin etc., can and should be provided.

Speed Improvement

When querying packages of several files, for each file the query is separately executed. That means, invoking the package tool for querying each file, because most query tools exit with an error code when at least one queried file isn't managed by this package management. Speeding up querying multiple files needs a way to "ignore" safe errors.


There're several ways how you can help to support future development: You can hire the author to implement the features you require at most (this also defines priorities), you can negotiate a support and maintenance contract with the company of the author and you can provide tests and patches. Further, you can submit documentation and links to resources to improve or add packaging systems or grant remote access to machines with insufficient supported packaging tools.


Jens Rehsack, <rehsack at>


Copyright 2010 Jens Rehsack.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

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