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  • That explains WHAT they are, but if I'm reading right you want to "get it going", as in install it?

    You can install devel releases via the CPAN client, but referencing the module DIRECTLY, rather than by module name.


    > cpan -i Foo::Bar

    This maps Foo::Bar via the index to AUTHOR/Foo-Bar-0.01.tar.gz

    But likewise, you can just do it directly.

    > cpan -i AUTHOR/Foo-Bar-0.01.tar.gz

    And it will work.

    This mechanism is what things like CPAN::Inject take advantage of.
    • Uh nice tip, if this is not already in 'Perl Hacks' it should be in second edition.

      Well I am actually more a distributor in that sense I want to make use of the ability to distribute both a beta and stable distribution release.

      But giving INSTALL instructions even for the beta distribution makes good sense.

      Thanks for the feedback,