community.general.cpanm – Manages Perl library dependencies.

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.cpanm.

Synopsis

  • Manage Perl library dependencies.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
executable
path
Override the path to the cpanm executable
from_path
string
The local directory from where to install
installdeps
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Only install dependencies
locallib
path
Specify the install base to install modules
mirror
string
Specifies the base URL for the CPAN mirror to use
mirror_only
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Use the mirror's index file instead of the CPAN Meta DB
name
string
The name of the Perl library to install. You may use the "full distribution path", e.g. MIYAGAWA/Plack-0.99_05.tar.gz

aliases: pkg
notest
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Do not run unit tests
system_lib
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Use this if you want to install modules to the system perl include path. You must be root or have "passwordless" sudo for this to work.
This uses the cpanm commandline option '--sudo', which has nothing to do with ansible privilege escalation.

aliases: use_sudo
version
string
minimum version of perl module to consider acceptable

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Install Dancer perl package
  community.general.cpanm:
    name: Dancer

- name: Install version 0.99_05 of the Plack perl package
  community.general.cpanm:
    name: MIYAGAWA/Plack-0.99_05.tar.gz

- name: Install Dancer into the specified locallib
  community.general.cpanm:
    name: Dancer
    locallib: /srv/webapps/my_app/extlib

- name: Install perl dependencies from local directory
  community.general.cpanm:
    from_path: /srv/webapps/my_app/src/

- name: Install Dancer perl package without running the unit tests in indicated locallib
  community.general.cpanm:
    name: Dancer
    notest: True
    locallib: /srv/webapps/my_app/extlib

- name: Install Dancer perl package from a specific mirror
  community.general.cpanm:
    name: Dancer
    mirror: 'http://cpan.cpantesters.org/'

- name: Install Dancer perl package into the system root path
  community.general.cpanm:
    name: Dancer
    system_lib: yes

- name: Install Dancer if it is not already installed OR the installed version is older than version 1.0
  community.general.cpanm:
    name: Dancer
    version: '1.0'

Authors

  • Franck Cuny (@fcuny)