The CPAN is the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, and arguably Perl's greatest resource. The CPAN contains thousands of open-source and freely distributable modules. By using the CPAN developers can build upon existing code and rapidly develop applications much faster than would otherwise be possible.
- Recommended Perl Modules
- Finding a Module on CPAN - the so-called "Re-thinking CPAN" effort for trying to organise CPAN better and facilitate being able to find a module.
- The CPAN Expert System - an experimental (and under development) expert system that aims to help people find the right CPAN module.
- The CPAN Homepage
- CPAN search page
- Kobesearch - an alternative search interface
- List of CPAN Mirrors
- CPAN Testers - running the packages' automated tests on various platforms for correctness.
- CPANTS - the so-called CPAN Testing Service, for measuring the so-called "Kwalitee" (computer-measurable Quality) of CPAN modules.
- CPAN Forum - a forum for CPAN - also allows users to tag modules.
- CPAN on the wikipedia.
- AnnoCPAN - Annotate the POD documentation of CPAN modules
CPAN.pm/CPANPLUS.pm Wrappers for Distributions
- RPMs: (for generating packages compatible with the rpm package manager)
- CPANPLUS-Dist based:
- The "Ovid" distribution on CPAN (Not to be confused with Curtis "Ovid" Poe.)
- cpanflute2 (contained in the CPAN distribution of RPM-Specfile.)
- dar-perl.py - a Python script that automatically generates an RPMforge SPEC file based on CPAN information.
- Debs: (for generating .deb packages compatible with Debian and derivative distributions)