community.general.cpanm module – Manages Perl library dependencies.

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 5.4.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

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 using cpanminus.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

executable

path

Override the path to the cpanm executable.

from_path

path

The local directory or tar.gz file to install from.

installdeps

boolean

Only install dependencies.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

locallib

path

Specify the install base to install modules.

mirror

string

Specifies the base URL for the CPAN mirror to use.

mirror_only

boolean

Use the mirror’s index file instead of the CPAN Meta DB.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

mode

string

added in 3.0.0 of community.general

Controls the module behavior. See notes below for more details.

Choices:

  • compatibility ← (default)

  • new

name

aliases: pkg

string

The Perl library to install. Valid values change according to the mode, see notes for more details.

Note that for installing from a local path the parameter from_path should be used.

name_check

string

added in 3.0.0 of community.general

When in new mode, this parameter can be used to check if there is a module name installed (at version, when specified).

notest

boolean

Do not run unit tests.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

version

string

Version specification for the perl module. When mode is new, cpanm version operators are accepted.

Notes

Note

  • Please note that http://search.cpan.org/dist/App-cpanminus/bin/cpanm%2C%20cpanm must be installed on the remote host.

  • This module now comes with a choice of execution mode: compatibility or new.

  • compatibility mode:

  • When using compatibility mode, the module will keep backward compatibility. This is the default mode.

  • name must be either a module name or a distribution file.

  • If the perl module given by name is installed (at the exact version when specified), then nothing happens. Otherwise, it will be installed using the cpanm executable.

  • name cannot be an URL, or a git URL.

  • cpanm version specifiers do not work in this mode.

  • new mode:

  • When using new mode, the module will behave differently

  • The name parameter may refer to a module name, a distribution file, a HTTP URL or a git repository URL as described in cpanminus documentation.

  • cpanm version specifiers are recognized.

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
  become: yes
  community.general.cpanm:
    name: Dancer

- 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)

  • Alexei Znamensky (@russoz)