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CPAN2DIST(1)	       Perl Programmers Reference Guide		  CPAN2DIST(1)

NAME
       cpan2dist - The CPANPLUS distribution creator

DESCRIPTION
       This script will create distributions of "CPAN" modules of the format
       you specify, including its prerequisites. These packages can then be
       installed using the corresponding package manager for the format.

       Note, you can also do this interactively from the default shell,
       "CPANPLUS::Shell::Default". See the "CPANPLUS::Dist" documentation, as
       well as the documentation of your format of choice for any format
       specific documentation.

USAGE
	Usage: cpan2dist [--format FMT] [OPTS] Mod::Name [Mod::Name, ...]
	       cpan2dist [--format FMT] [OPTS] --modulelist /tmp/mods.list
	       cpan2dist [--format FMT] [OPTS] --archive /tmp/dist [/tmp/dist2]

	   Will create a distribution of type FMT of the modules
	   specified on the command line, and all their prerequisites.

	   Can also create a distribution of type FMT from a local
	   archive and all of its prerequisites.

       Options:

	   ### take no argument:
	   --help	   Show this help message
	   --install	   Install this package (and any prerequisites you built)
			   after building it.
	   --skiptest	   Skip tests. Can be negated using --noskiptest
	   --force	   Force operation. Can be negated using --noforce
	   --verbose	   Be verbose. Can be negated using --noverbose
	   --keepsource	   Keep sources after building distribution. Can be
			   negated by --nokeepsource. May not be supported
			   by all formats
	   --makefile	   Prefer Makefile.PL over Build.PL. Can be negated
			   using --nomakefile. Defaults to your config setting
	   --buildprereq   Build packages of any prerequisites, even if they are
			   already uptodate on the local system. Can be negated
			   using --nobuildprereq. Defaults to false.
	   --archive	   Indicate that all modules listed are actually archives
	   --flushcache	   Update CPANPLUS' cache before commencing any operation
	   --defaults	   Instruct ExtUtils::MakeMaker and Module::Build to use
			   default answers during 'perl Makefile.PL' or 'perl
			   Build.PL' calls where possible
	   --edit-metafile Edit the distributions metafile(s) before the distribution
			   is built. Requires a configured editor.

	   ### take argument:
	   --format	 Installer format to use (defaults to config setting)
	   --ban	 Patterns of module names to skip during installation,
			 case-insensitive (affects prerequisites too)
			 May be given multiple times
	   --banlist	 File containing patterns that could be given to --ban
			 Are appended to the ban list built up by --ban
			 May be given multiple times.
	   --ignore	 Patterns of modules to exclude from prereq list. Useful
			 for when a prereq listed by a CPAN module is resolved
			 in another way than from its corresponding CPAN package
			 (Match is done on both module name, and package name of
			 the package the module is in, case-insensitive)
	   --ignorelist	 File containing patterns that may be given to --ignore.
			 Are appended to the ban list built up by --ignore.
			 May be given multiple times.
	   --modulelist	 File containing a list of modules that should be built.
			 Are appended to the list of command line modules.
			 May be given multiple times.
	   --logfile	 File to log all output to. By default, all output goes
			 to the console.
	   --timeout	 The allowed time for buliding a distribution before
			 aborting. This is useful to terminate any build that
			 hang or happen to be interactive despite being told not
			 to be. Defaults to 300 seconds. To turn off, you can
			 set it to 0.
	   --set-config	 Change any options as specified in your config for this
			 invocation only. See CPANPLUS::Config for a list of
			 supported options.
	   --set-program Change any programs as specified in your config for this
			 invocation only. See CPANPLUS::Config for a list of
			 supported programs.
	   --dist-opts	 Arbitrary options passed along to the chosen installer
			 format's prepare()/create() routine. Please see the
			 documentation of the installer of your choice for
			 options it accepts.

	   ### builtin lists
	   --default-banlist	Use our builtin banlist. Works just like --ban
				and --banlist, but with pre-set lists. See the
				"Builtin Lists" section for details.
	   --default-ignorelist Use our builtin ignorelist. Works just like
				--ignore and --ignorelist but with pre-set lists.
				See the "Builtin Lists" section for details.

       Examples:

	   ### build a debian package of DBI and its prerequisites,
	   ### don't bother running tests
	   cpan2dist --format CPANPLUS::Dist::Deb --buildprereq --skiptest DBI

	   ### build a debian package of DBI and its prerequisites and install them
	   cpan2dist --format CPANPLUS::Dist::Deb --buildprereq --install DBI

	   ### Build a package, whose format is determined by your config, of
	   ### the local tarball, reloading cpanplus' indices first and using
	   ### the tarballs Makefile.PL if it has one.
	   cpan2dist --makefile --flushcache --archive /path/to/Cwd-1.0.tgz

	   ### build a package from Net::FTP, but dont build any packages or
	   ### dependencies whose name match 'Foo', 'Bar' or any of the
	   ### patterns mentioned in /tmp/ban
	   cpan2dist --ban Foo --ban Bar --banlist /tmp/ban Net::FTP

	   ### build a package from Net::FTP, but ignore its listed dependency
	   ### on IO::Socket, as it's shipped per default with the OS we're on
	   cpan2dist --ignore IO::Socket Net::FTP

	   ### building all modules listed, plus their prerequisites
	   cpan2dist --ignorelist /tmp/modules.ignore --banlist /tmp/modules.ban
	     --modulelist /tmp/modules.list --buildprereq --flushcache
	     --makefile --defaults

	   ### pass arbitrary options to the format's prepare()/create() routine
	   cpan2dist --dist-opts deb_version=3 --dist-opts prefix=corp

Built-In Filter Lists
       Some modules you'd rather not package. Some because they are part of
       core-perl and you dont want a new package.  Some because they won't
       build on your system. Some because your package manager of choice
       already packages them for you.

       There may be a myriad of reasons. You can use the "--ignore" and
       "--ban" options for this, but we provide some built-in lists that catch
       common cases. You can use these built-in lists if you like, or supply
       your own if need be.

   Built-In Ignore List
       You can use this list of regexes to ignore modules matching to be
       listed as prerequisites of a package. Particulaly useful if they are
       bundled with core-perl anyway and they have known issues building.

       Toggle it by supplying the "--default-ignorelist" option.

	   ^IO$			   # Provided with core anyway
	   ^Cwd$		   # Provided with core anyway
	   ^File::Spec		   # Provided with core anyway
	   ^Config$		   # Perl's own config, not shipped separately
	   ^ExtUtils::MakeMaker$   # Shipped with perl, recent versions
				   # have bug 14721 (see rt.cpan.org)
	   ^ExtUtils::Install$	   # Part of of EU::MM, same reason

   Built-In Ban list
       You can use this list of regexes to disable building of these modules
       altogether.

       Toggle it by supplying the "--default-banlist" option.

	   ^GD$		       # Needs c libaries
	   ^Berk.*DB	       # DB packages require specific options & linking
	   ^DBD::	       # DBD drives require database files/headers
	   ^XML::	       # XML modules usually require expat libraries
	   Apache	       # These usually require apache libraries
	   SSL		       # These usually require SSL certificates & libs
	   Image::Magick       # Needs ImageMagick C libraries
	   Mail::ClamAV	       # Needs ClamAV C Libraries
	   ^Verilog	       # Needs Verilog C Libraries
	   ^Authen::PAM$       # Needs PAM C libraries & Headers

SEE ALSO
       CPANPLUS::Dist, CPANPLUS::Module, CPANPLUS::Shell::Default, "cpanp"

BUG REPORTS
       Please report bugs or other issues to <bug-cpanplus@rt.cpan.org<gt>.

AUTHOR
       This module by Jos Boumans <kane@cpan.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       The CPAN++ interface (of which this module is a part of) is copyright
       (c) 2001 - 2007, Jos Boumans <kane@cpan.org>. All rights reserved.

       This library is free software; you may redistribute and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.

perl v5.10.1			  2010-11-08			  CPAN2DIST(1)
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