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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The likelihood of success calculated by cpandeps only takes into account the mandatory dependencies (those in 'requires' and 'build_requires') and ignores those that are merely recommended - taking recommended modules into account would in fact *reduce* the chance of success. It's also worth noting that the link you give is for the dependency tree and test results when using latest version of perl (5.10.0) and for any operating system. It's always a good idea to change the filters to match your perl version and OS.

    Additionally, it uses test results for the very latest stable version of all the non-core dependencies. This means that if something needs, for example, Foo::Bar version 2 or higher and you've got version 2 and it works, but version 3 exists on the CPAN and fails horribly, you'll get misleading results.

    I would like to provide some kind of interface on the web site to let users fiddle with module version numbers at some point - patches would be most welcome and may attract payment in tasty beverages :-)

    • I just enhanced the probability of Plaggers cygwin deps from 0% to 30% by doing a cpan5.10.0 Feed::Find with installed CPAN::Reporter. This had 2 FAILs, though it works fine for me.