glad to hear you have a set of patches for this.  honestly I haven't had time to maintain this but I did open it up on github some time ago at:

so if you'd like to integrate your changes with that, it will make it easier for others to collaborate.

- ekkis

On Oct 12, 2012, at 5:09 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:

On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 4:55 AM, Kobus Bensch <> wrote:

I downloaded the software this morning and have so far not been able to
build a single rpm from any cpan module.

I've got some RPM building tools for it, with patches, at:


There are some particularly useful patches for more recent versions of
perl and RHEL 6 or Fedora.

I want to build Plack as an rpm so I run:
cpan2rpm Plack

-- cpan2rpm - Ver: 2.028 --
Upgrade check
Fetch: HTTP

-- module: Plack --
Using cached URL:
Tarball found - not fetching
Metadata retrieval
Tarball extraction: [/root/rpmbuild/SOURCES/Plack-1.0005.tar.gz]
Unable to build module, the following dependencies have failed:
 Test::Requires >= 0
 Stream::Buffered >= 0.02
 Test::TCP >= 1.02
 File::ShareDir >= 1.00
 Hash::MultiValue >= 0.05
 URI >= 1.59
 parent >= 0
 Devel::StackTrace >= 1.23
 ExtUtils::MakeMaker >= 6.59
 HTTP::Body >= 1.06
 Filesys::Notify::Simple >= 0
 Devel::StackTrace::AsHTML >= 0.11
Stopped at /usr/bin/cpan2rpm line 491.

So, you're going to need to install things like the HTTP::Body, URI,
and other modules of a recent enough version, and install them as

So, if you're on an RHEL or CentOS or Scientific Linux system, use
something like this:

     yum install 'perl(HTTP::Body)'
     yum insall ''perl(ExtUtils::MakeMaker)'

etc., etc., etc. to get your dependencies.

Second, definitely apply my patches against cpan2rpm. and build
yourself a new RPM for cpan2rpm itself. The "Pod::Text" dependency for
cpan2rpm itself, for example, needs to be updated to "Pod::Parser".

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