This script allows you to run the test suite, simulating the absense of a particular set of Perl modules, even if they are installed on your system.

To run the test suite multiple times in a row, each tie multiple times (each with a different selection of absent modules), run:

    $ perl misc/ t/*.t

To add a new set of absent modules, make a subdir under t/prereq_scenarios, and add a dummy perl module for every module you want to skip. This file should be empty. For instance if you wanted to simulate the absense of XML::Complicated and Config::Obscure, you would do the following:

    $ mkdir t/prereq_scenarios/skip_xc+co
    $ mkdir t/prereq_scenarios/skip_xc+co/XML
    $ touch t/prereq_scenarios/skip_xc+co/XML/
    $ mkdir t/prereq_scenarios/skip_xc+co/Config
    $ touch t/prereq_scenarios/skip_xc+co/Config/

Finally, add this directory to the @Scenarios array below.

Note that this technique only works because of how Config::Context and its test suite are written. The Config::Context drivers each provide a method returning the list of modules they depend on. Each test script gets the list of modules and attempts to load them:

    my @required_modules = $driver_module->config_modules;

    foreach (@required_modules) {
        eval "require $_;";
        if ($@) {
    return 1;

If any of the modules fail to load, then the test script skips the tests associated with that module.