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Manual Reference Pages  -  CPAN::PERL::RELEASES (3)

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NAME

CPAN::Perl::Releases - Mapping Perl releases on CPAN to the location of the tarballs

CONTENTS

VERSION

version 2.60

SYNOPSIS



  use CPAN::Perl::Releases qw[perl_tarballs];

  my $perl = 5.14.0;

  my $hashref = perl_tarballs( $perl );

  print "Location: ", $_, "\n" for values %{ $hashref };



DESCRIPTION

CPAN::Perl::Releases is a module that contains the mappings of all perl releases that have been uploaded to CPAN to the authors/id/ path that the tarballs reside in.

This is static data, but newer versions of this module will be made available as new releases of perl are uploaded to CPAN.

FUNCTIONS

perl_tarballs Takes one parameter, a perl version to search for. Returns an hashref on success or undef otherwise.

The returned hashref will have a key/value for each type of tarball. A key of tar.gz indicates the location of a gzipped tar file and tar.bz2 of a bzip2’d tar file. The values will be the relative path under authors/id/ on CPAN where the indicated tarball will be located.



  perl_tarballs( 5.14.0 );

  Returns a hashref like:

  {
    "tar.bz2" => "J/JE/JESSE/perl-5.14.0.tar.bz2",
    "tar.gz" => "J/JE/JESSE/perl-5.14.0.tar.gz"
  }



Not all perl releases had tar.bz2, but only a tar.gz.

Perl tarballs may also be compressed using xz and therefore have a tar.xz entry.

perl_versions Returns the list of all the perl versions supported by the module in ascending order. TRIAL and RC will be lower than an actual release.
perl_pumpkins Returns a sorted list of all PAUSE IDs of Perl pumpkins.

SEE ALSO

<http://www.cpan.org/src/5.0/>

<http://search.cpan.org/faq.html#Is_there_a_API?>

AUTHOR

Chris Williams <chris@bingosnet.co.uk>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2016 by Chris Williams.

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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