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August 21, 2009 14:05
Re: A few questions about setting up a Perl smoker:
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Citeren Curtis Jewell <>:

> 1) What can I do if my outbound mail server only supports TLS for
> authentication? (I can get CPAN test reports sent out once I configure
> it for such, but it doesn't look like there's support in Test::Smoke for
> such a mailer.  Should I write such support in?)
> fyi: Mailer information is at

A long time ago I submitted a patch for Test::Smoke which made it  
possible to 'send' reports via www; (that is; forward them to a server  
on an internet via http and let that server mail them to the list)

This patch can be found on

It was written for Test::Smoke 1.32 so I'm not sure if it still  
apply's cleanly.

(If you need a server on the internet to forward the mail to  
perl-daily-build.reports then feel free to contact me off-list)

Adding support for a TLS mailer: IMHO: you shouldn't spent time on it  
(assuming you find another way to mail the reports - by using my patch  
or something else). The reason: the smoking infrastructure will  
eventually change from submitting the reports via mail to submitting  
the reports via http (as far as I know at least. )

> 2) How do you automatically pick up the newest snapshots? Any "magic
> URL?"

Which newest snapshots do you mean? [I'm assuming you mean newest  
snapshots of Test::Smoke and not newest snapshots of perl/blead]

Unfortunally, no such magic url/tool exists... (it's been on my todo  
list for a long time tho but I'm only good at postponing things. :( )

Best regards,


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