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Re: FindBin::libs isn't indexed, Test-BDD-Cucumber needs it to test

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Graham Barr
July 23, 2014 16:26
Re: FindBin::libs isn't indexed, Test-BDD-Cucumber needs it to test
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This happens because the author is playing tricks for installation.

Notice on thee are no modules listed, there is only a documentation section.

Browsing to

shows there are 2 module files, but the author specifically hides them from pause with

package         # hak to avoid indexing the extra module

Then in the Makefile.PL they create as a link based on the version of perl being installing the module.

so PAUSE never finds any modules, because they are specifically hidden and finds the documentation in those files.


On Jul 23, 2014, at 10:56 , David Golden <> wrote:

> Forwarding to for consideration.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Phillip Moore <>
> Date: Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 11:07 AM
> Subject: FindBin::libs isn't indexed, Test-BDD-Cucumber needs it to test
> To:
> If this is the wrong mailing list to whine about this, feel free to
> flame me, just redirect me to the right location.
> While installing Test-BDD-Cucumber, the tests fail because
> FindBin::libs can't be found.   This test dependency is missing from
> the Test-BDD-Cucumber META.json file, but that's a separate issue.
> I tried to install FindBin::libs, but while you can "see" it on CPAN
> (i.e. browse via, it's not listed in
> 02packages.details.txt.    I just updated my minicpan mirror, and
> checked the file.  These are the only FindBin modules listed there:
> FindBin                            1.51  R/RJ/RJBS/perl-5.20.0.tar.gz
> FindBin::Real                      1.05  S/ST/STRO/FindBin-Real-1.05.tar.gz
> FindBinNew                         1.51  J/JW/JWB/Bio-Grid-Run-SGE-0.0386.tar.gz
> The latest version published by the author is
> FindBin-libs-1.11.tar.gz, but this is NOT visible in my mirror (I'm
> mirroring from, FWIW).  That was released 2 days
> ago, but FindBin::libs has been around for a lot longer than that, so
> it should have already been indexed.
> Does this possibly indicate a problem with the code that creates the
> 02packages.details.txt file?
> -- 
> David Golden <> Twitter/IRC: @xdg

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