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NAME CPAN::Any - Install Perl modules using any of CPAN clients SYNOPSIS use CPAN::Any; # install modules using the user's favorite installer CPAN::Any->install_module("Plack"); # explicitly specify which client to use my $cpan = CPAN::Any->new("cpanm"); $cpan->install_module("Catalyst"); DESCRIPTION CPAN::Any is an interface to install Perl modules using any CPAN client. WHY There are many tools and modules that use (one of) CPAN clients to install modules, and most of them hardcode the author's favorite CPAN clients, either CPAN, CPANPLUS or cpanm. Examples are Dist::Zilla, App::CPAN::Fresh, Acme::Everything, Module::AutoINC and CPAN::AutoINC, but could be more. CPAN::Any provides one unified interface to install modules, and which client to use is now up to user's own configuration. METHODS install_module CPAN::Any->install_module($package [, ... ]); Install the module using its package name. Calling this method as a class method is equivalent to: my $client = CPAN::Any->auto; $client->install_module($package); PREFERENCE "CPAN::Any->install_module($module)" and friends will automatically detect which client to use, based on the following order. PERL_PREFER_CPAN_CLIENT Users can set the environment variable "PERL_PREFER_CPAN_CLIENT" to the acceptable client name. Acceptable values are "CPAN", "CPANP", "CPANPLUS", "cpanm" and "cpanminus". The values are case insensitive for convenience. CPAN::Any::Config When this module (CPAN::Any) is installed from CPAN, CPANPLUS or cpanm it automatically sets up the current installer you use as the preferred installer type in CPAN::Any::Config module and installs it in your site include path. You can reinstall modules using one of those installers to change the default preference. fallback to CPAN If none of the above is set, the default installer is CPAN. AUTHOR Tatsuhiko Miyagawa <firstname.lastname@example.org> COPYRIGHT Copyright 2010- Tatsuhiko Miyagawa LICENSE This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. SEE ALSO CPAN, CPANPLUS, App::cpanminus