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CPAN::Perl::Releases(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation CPAN::Perl::Releases(3pm)


CPAN::Perl::Releases - Mapping Perl releases on CPAN to the location of the tarballs


version 5.20220820


  use CPAN::Perl::Releases qw[perl_tarballs];
  my $perl = '5.14.0';
  my $hashref = perl_tarballs( $perl );
  print "Location: ", $_, "\n" for values %{ $hashref };


CPAN::Perl::Releases is a module that contains the mappings of all "perl" releases that have been uploaded to CPAN to the "authors/id/" path that the tarballs reside in.

This is static data, but newer versions of this module will be made available as new releases of "perl" are uploaded to CPAN.


Takes one parameter, a "perl" version to search for. Returns an hashref on success or "undef" otherwise.

The returned hashref will have a key/value for each type of tarball. A key of "tar.gz" indicates the location of a gzipped tar file and "tar.bz2" of a bzip2'd tar file. The values will be the relative path under "authors/id/" on CPAN where the indicated tarball will be located.

  perl_tarballs( '5.14.0' );
  Returns a hashref like:
    "tar.bz2" => "J/JE/JESSE/perl-5.14.0.tar.bz2",
    "tar.gz" => "J/JE/JESSE/perl-5.14.0.tar.gz"

Not all "perl" releases had "tar.bz2", but only a "tar.gz".

Perl tarballs may also be compressed using "xz" and therefore have a "tar.xz" entry.

Returns the list of all the perl versions supported by the module in ascending order. "TRIAL" and "RC" will be lower than an actual release.
Returns a sorted list of all PAUSE IDs of Perl pumpkins.




Chris Williams <>


This software is copyright (c) 2022 by Chris Williams.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

2022-08-21 perl v5.34.0