May 26, 2018

Module signature file manipulation

ModuleSignature adds cryptographic authentications to CPAN distributions, via the special SIGNATURE file.

If you are a module user, all you have to do is to remember running “cpansign -v” or just “cpansign” before issuing “perl Makefile.PL” or “perl Build.PL”; that will ensure the distribution has not been tampered with.

For module authors, you’d want to add the SIGNATURE file to your MANIFEST, then type “cpansign -s” before making a distribution.

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