CPAN::SQLite::Index - set up or update database tables.
my $index = CPAN::SQLite::Index->new(setup => 1);
This is the main module used to set up or update the database tables used to
store information from the CPAN and ppm indices. The creation of the object
my $index = CPAN::SQLite::Index->new(%args);
accepts two possible arguments:
- setup => 1
This (optional) argument specifies that the database is being set up. Any
existing tables will be dropped.
- reindex => value
This (optional) argument specifies distribution names that one would like to
reindex in an existing database. These may be specified as either a
scalar, for a single distribution, or as an array reference for a list of
will start the indexing procedure. Various messages detailing the progress will
written to STDOUT
, which by default will be captured into a file
, where the extension is the "time"
that the method was invoked. Error messages are not captured, and will appear
The steps of the indexing procedure are as follows.
- fetch index data
The necessary CPAN index files
$CPAN/modules/03modlist.data.gz will be fetched from
the CPAN mirror specified by the $cpan variable at the beginning of
CPAN::SQLite::Index. If you are using this option, it is recommended to
use the same CPAN mirror with subsequent updates, to ensure consistency of
the database. As well, the information on the locations of the CPAN
mirrors used for Template-Toolkit and GeoIP is written.
- get index information
Information from the CPAN indices is extracted through
- get state information
Unless the "setup" argument within the "new" method of
CPAN::SQLite::Index is specified, this will get information on the state
of the database through CPAN::SQLite::State. A comparison is then made
between this information and that gathered from the CPAN indices, and if
there's a discrepancy in some items, those items are marked for either
insertion, updating, or deletion, as appropriate.
- populate the database
At this stage the gathered information is used to populate the database,
through CPAN::SQLite::Populate, either inserting new items, updating
existing ones, or deleting obsolete items.
CPAN::SQLite::Info, CPAN::SQLite::State, CPAN::SQLite::Populate, and
CPAN::SQLite::Util. Development takes place on the CPAN-SQLite project at
Randy Kobes (passed away on September 18, 2010)
Serguei Trouchelle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright 2006 by Randy Kobes <email@example.com>.
Copyright 2011 by Serguei Trouchelle <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Use and redistribution are under the same terms as Perl itself.