cpan2par - Create PAR distributions from CPAN
cpan2par [-v -f -t -o DIR] -p MODULEPATTERN
This script creates PAR distributions from any number of modules from CPAN.
The only mandatory parameter is a pattern matching the modules you wish to create PAR distributions from.
This works the same way as,
cpan install MODULEPATTERN.
-v --verbose Sets the verbose mode. -p --pattern The module pattern to use. -o --out Sets the output directory. (default: .) -f --follow Follow dependencies and recursively generate PAR distributions. -t --test Indicates whether the modules' tests will be run before the PAR distribution is created. -m --merge Merge all modules into the main PAR distribution instead of creating separate .par files for each dependency. (This step is carried out at the end. If something goes wrong, it will be skipped.) --no-docs Strip all documentation (man pages, html documentation) from the resulting PAR distribution. (This step is carried out at the end. If something goes wrong, it will be skipped.) -s --skip Skip modules that match this regex. (May be specified multiple times.) -a --auto-detect-pure-perl Auto-detect whether a distribution is pure-Perl (i.e. does not contain portions that require a C compiler) and flag the produced distribution as such by changing its name. --perl --perlversion Defaults to your version of Perl. Used to determine which modules are core perl and thus will be skipped. Set this to 0 to package all core modules as well.
This tool is implemented using the PAR::Dist::FromCPAN module. Please refer to that module's documentation for details on how this all works.
PAR has a mailing list, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, that you can write to; send an empty mail to <email@example.com> to join the list and participate in the discussion.
Please send bug reports to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The official PAR website may be of help, too: http://par.perl.org
Steffen Mueller, <smueller at cpan dot org>
Copyright (C) 2006-2009 by Steffen Mueller
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.6 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.