Skip to content
This repository


Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with HTTPS or Subversion.

Download ZIP

A free, open API for everything you want to know about CPAN

This branch is 0 commits ahead and 0 commits behind master

Fetching latest commit…

Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time

A Web Service for the CPAN

MetaCPAN aims to provide a free, open web service which provides metadata for CPAN modules.


MetaCPAN is based on ElasticSearch, so it provides a RESTful interface as well as the option to create complex queries. The wiki provides a good starting point for REST access to MetaCPAN.

Expanding Your Author Info

MetaCPAN allows authors to add custom metadata about themselves to the index. Log in to MetaCPAN to add more information about yourself.

Installing Your Own MetaCPAN:

See the installation page in the wiki to start playing with your own MetaCPAN installation.


If you'd like to get involved, find us at #metacpan or or join our mailing list (see below) and let us know what you'd like to start working on.


You can find us at #metacpan on

IRC logs can be found here: (Thanks to Moritz Lenz for making this service available)

Mailing List

Our mailing list is open to all:

Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.