DESCRIPTIONThis script is an interface to the routines of CPAN::SQLite for setting up, maintaining and searching a "DBD::SQLite" database of CPAN. Available options can be grouped into three categories.
Common optionsThese are options which are common to both setting up and maintaining the database or performing queries on it. These are
This specifies the path to where the index files are to be stored. This could be a local CPAN mirror, defined here by the presence of a MIRRORED.BY file beneath this directory, or a local directory in which to store these files from a remote CPAN mirror. In the latter case, the index files are fetched from a remote CPAN mirror, using the same list that "CPAN.pm" uses, if this is configured, and are updated if they are more than one day old.
If the "CPAN" option is not given, it will default to "cpan_home" of CPAN::, if this is configured, with the sources being found under "keep_source_where". A fatal error results if such a directory isn't found. Updates to these index files are assumed here to be handled by "CPAN.pm".
This is the name of the database that "DBD::SQLite" will use. If not given, this defaults to "cpandb-sqlite".
This specifies the path to where the database file is found. If not given, it defaults to the "cpan_home" directory of "CPAN.pm", if present, or to the directory in which the script was invoked.
Indexing optionsThese are options which are used for setting up and maintaining the database. These include
This specifies that the database is to be created and populated from the CPAN indices; any existing database will be overwritten.
This is used to update an existing database, which must have first been created with the "setup" option.
This specifies that the CPAN distribution "dist_name" is to be reindexed.
Querying optionsThese options are used to query the database. Available options are
This provides information on the specified module name.
This provides information on the specified distribution name.
This provides information on the specified CPAN author id
All search terms are assumed to be exact matches in a case-insensitive manner.