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Thursday March 27, 2003
11:46 PM

CPAN Testers

[ #11276 ]

I uploaded a module to CPAN two days ago, and within a day recieved two automated messages from CPAN testers stating that my module had failed tests. The reason? They didn't have the dependencies installed.

At first I was annoyed, but after a few hours I came to the conclusion that I was happy to receive these emails. Its a little nudge to me to do things right, and put the appropriate information in the Makefile.PL, instead of "assuming" people will read the README.

I've uploaded a new version that should pass the installation test (I hope), but I expect I'll receive an email in a few hours letting me know one way or another.

Keep up the good work, CPAN testers!

about an hour later...

After writing the above, I committed the cardinal sin of CPAN, I uploaded a module without running make test. Thanks again to CPAN testers, my stupidity was made clear to me in short order, and I've uploaded a new version.

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  • The whole CPAN testers thing is a joy to behold. I'm not one of the hardcore guys with multiple smoke machines to test everything that comes in, but I do make a point of using CPANPLUS to report my pass/fail on every module that I install.

    Those of you who do use CPANPLUS, please consider turning on the reporting functionality, and reporting back test results of your installs.

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  • After writing the above, I committed the cardinal sin of CPAN, I uploaded a module without running make test. Thanks again to CPAN testers, my stupidity was made clear to me in short order, and I've uploaded a new version.

    make test, and make disttest, both.

    Take a look at the release script that BDFOY created, and that I now maintain, and that Ken Williams just objectified. It takes care of all those rigors of releasing that we'd just as soon not deal with.

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