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       Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Test::ReportPrereqs - Report on prerequisite versions during
       automated testing


       version 0.027


         # in dist.ini
         include = Acme::FYI
         exclude = Acme::Dont::Care


       This Dist::Zilla plugin adds a t/00-report-prereqs.t test file and an accompanying
       t/00-report-prereqs.dd data file. It reports the version of all modules listed in the
       distribution metadata prerequisites (including 'recommends', 'suggests', etc.).  However,
       any 'develop' prereqs are not reported (unless they show up in another category).

       If a MYMETA.json file exists and CPAN::Meta is installed on the testing machine,
       MYMETA.json will be examined for prerequisites in addition, as it would include any
       dynamic prerequisites not set in the distribution metadata.

       Versions are reported based on the result of "parse_version" from ExtUtils::MakeMaker,
       which means prerequisite modules are not actually loaded (which avoids various edge cases
       with certain modules). Parse errors are reported as "undef".  If a module is not
       installed, "missing" is reported instead of a version string.

       Additionally, if CPAN::Meta is installed, unfulfilled required prerequisites are reported
       after the list of all versions based on either MYMETA (preferably) or META (fallback).


       An "include" attribute can be specified (multiple times) to add modules to the report.
       This can be useful if there is a module in the dependency chain that is problematic but is
       not directly required by this project.  These modules will be listed in an "Other Modules"
       section at the end of the report.

       An "exclude" attribute can be specified (multiple times) to remove modules from the report
       (if you had a reason to do so).

       When set, installed versions of all 'requires' prerequisites are verified against those
       specified.  Defaults to true, but requires CPAN::Meta to be installed.

       Specifies the module to use to extract each installed prerequisite's version.  Defaults to
       ExtUtils::MakeMaker, which is recommended for most situations.  It can also be specified
       as Module::Metadata, which can be useful if ExtUtils::MakeMaker's mechanism is too naive,
       or if ExtUtils::MakeMaker is not already a prerequisite of the distribution.


       Other Dist::Zilla::Plugins do similar things in slightly different ways that didn't suit
       my style and needs.

       ·   Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Test::PrereqsFromMeta -- requires prereqs to be satisfied

       ·   Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Test::ReportVersions -- bundles a copy of YAML::Tiny, reads
           prereqs only from META.yml, and attempts to load them with "require"

       ·   Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ReportVersions::Tiny -- static list only, loads modules with


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   Source Code
       This is open source software.  The code repository is available for public review and
       contribution under the terms of the license.


         git clone


       David Golden <>


       ·   Brendan Byrd <>

       ·   Karen Etheridge <>

       ·   Kent Fredric <>

       ·   Randy Stauner <>

       ·   Yanick Champoux <>


       This software is Copyright (c) 2012 by David Golden.

       This is free software, licensed under:

         The Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004

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