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ALPM 3.05 INTRODUCTION This is a perl XS module which provides an interface to the libalpm C library. libalpm is used by Archlinux (and other distributions) who use pacman as the package managing program. Read-only access is provided to the database. All transaction creation logic was removed from this module. After each major pacman upgrade, and sub- sequent libalpm API change, I would be forced to rewrite a majority of this module. After the third or fourth time I decided it was not worth the effort for a feature possibly no one uses in an obscure perl module no one knows about. If you really need transactions why not call pacman with "system" or backticks? In contrast, complicated queries becomes ugly and convoluted when calling pacman in shell scripts. With the aid of this module, queries should instead be possible in the quintessential ugly and succinct perl form. Small utility scripts, like the examples, can also be quickly drawn up. This is the new goal of the module. INSTALLATION To install this module type the following: perl Makefile.PL make make test make install DEPENDENCIES This module requires the alpm C library that is included with pacman. libalpm 9.0.0 included with pacman version 4.2.0 was the latest version used to build and test this module. DOCUMENTATION The online documentation is bundled with this module in the form of POD files under the lib/ directory. To read a document right now you can run ``perldoc lib/ALPM.pod''. These also display formatted in github and are published on cpan.org or metacpan.org. COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE Copyright (C) 2015 by Justin Davis This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.10.0 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.