DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader::Optional::Dependencies(3) Optional module dependency specifications (for module authors)


Somewhere in your build-file (e.g. Module::Install's Makefile.PL):

configure_requires 'DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader' => '0.07025';
require DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader::Optional::Dependencies;
my $use_moose_deps = DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader::Optional::Dependencies->req_list_for ('use_moose');
for (keys %$use_moose_deps) {
requires $_ => $use_moose_deps->{$_};

Note that there are some caveats regarding "configure_requires()", more info can be found at ``configure_requires'' in Module::Install


Some of the features of DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader have external module dependencies on their own. In order not to burden the average user with modules he will never use, these optional dependencies are not included in the base Makefile.PL. Instead an exception with a descriptive message is thrown when a specific feature is missing one or several modules required for its operation. This module is the central holding place for the current list of such dependencies.


Dependencies are organized in "groups" and each group can list one or more required modules, with an optional minimum version (or 0 for any version).

dbicdump config file

Modules required for using a config file with dbicdump
  • Config::Any

Requirement group: dbicdump_config

dbicdump config file testing

Modules required for using testing using a config file with dbicdump
  • Config::Any
  • Config::General

Requirement group: test_dbicdump_config


Modules required for the use_moose option
  • Moose >= 1.12
  • MooseX::MarkAsMethods >= 0.13
  • MooseX::NonMoose >= 0.16
  • namespace::autoclean >= 0.09

Requirement group: use_moose



Arguments: $none
Returns: \%list_of_requirement_groups

This method should be used by DBIx::Class packagers, to get a hashref of all dependencies keyed by dependency group. Each key (group name) can be supplied to one of the group-specific methods below.


Arguments: $group_name
Returns: \%list_of_module_version_pairs

This method should be used by DBIx::Class extension authors, to determine the version of modules a specific feature requires in the current version of DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader. See the ``SYNOPSIS'' for a real-world example.


Arguments: $group_name
Returns: 1|0

Returns true or false depending on whether all modules required by $group_name are present on the system and loadable


Arguments: $group_name
Returns: $error_message_string

Returns a single line string suitable for inclusion in larger error messages. This method would normally be used by DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader maintainers, to indicate to the user that he needs to install specific modules before he will be able to use a specific feature.

For example if some of the requirements for "use_moose" are not available, the returned string could look like:

 Moose >= 0 (see use_moose for details)

The author is expected to prepend the necessary text to this message before returning the actual error seen by the user.


Arguments: $group_name
Returns: \%list_of_loaderrors_per_module

Returns a hashref containing the actual errors that occured while attempting to load each module in the requirement group.


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