Chef Cookbook for installing cpanminus and using it to install cpan modules
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a cookbook for installing cpanminus

includes recipe for using cpanminus to add CPAN modules

Should run on any platform, tested on MacOSX and Debian


  • node['cpanminus']['mod_list] = list of CPAN modules to install



The default recipe installs cpanminus from

No tests will be performed unless node['cpanminus']['test_self'] is true Man pages will be installed unless node['cpanminus']['man_pages'] is false


Reads the list of mods from node['cpanminus']['mod_list'] and installs them using cpanminus

All tests will be performed unless node['cpanminus']['test_others'] is false Man pages will be installed unless node['cpanminus']['man_pages'] is false

License and Author

Copyright 2012, Lisa Hagemann

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.