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John M. Gamble
January 3, 2013 16:29
Re: How to create META.json using Module::Build and how to link tothe VCS?
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On Thu, January 3, 2013 9:44 am, Gabor Szabo wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 3:18 PM, Leon Timmermans <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 12:04 PM, Gabor Szabo <> wrote:
>>> After getting a few comments I found out that beside the link to the
>>> repository one could also include the type of
>>> the repository (git/svn/etc...), but as far as I can see only
>>> META.json holds that information.
>>> At least in the distributions I checked only META.json had this.
>>> All these distributions were generated using Dist::Zilla.
>>> So I wonder how can ask Module::Build to generate META.json as well,
>>> and how can I tell it
>>> to include the other fields of the repository as well?
>> Since version 0.3800 Module::Build generates valid META.json, but it's
>> actually upconverted meta 1.4, so it won't contain any of the new
>> fields. This is a known bug. I would welcome someone adding proper
>> meta 2.0 support, but it's fairly low on my own todo list to be
>> honest. MakeMaker has the same issue.
>> Leon
> Thanks.
> I checked on a distribution that is using MB and it created the
> META.json for me too. ++!
> Interestingly Sam Graham posted a link to his article where he shows
> how he did this
> 2 years ago:

Looking at it, it looks okay to me (although it looks like a cut-and-paste
example, as the only keys he has unnecessarily quoted are the resource and
repository keys).

For what it's worth, here's a link to my Build.PL, which successfully adds
the repository link:

> I tried the same using MB 0.4003 but got the following error:
> Error is: Invalid metadata structure. Errors: 'HASH(0xfcde50)' for
> 'repository' does not have a URL scheme (resources -> repository)
> [Validation: 1.4]

What URL did you have? Maybe there's a legitimate error there.


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