Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Repository - Automatically sets repository URL from svn/svk/Git checkout for Dist::Zilla


version 0.24


    # dist.ini


The code is mostly a copy-paste of Module::Install::Repository


  • git_remote

    This is the name of the remote to use for the public repository (if you use Git). By default, unsurprisingly, to origin.

  • github_http

    This attribute is deprecated. If the remote is a GitHub repository, list only the https url ( and not the actual clonable url (git:// This used to default to true, but as of 0.16 it defaults to false.

    The CPAN Meta 2 spec defines separate keys for the clonable url and web front-end web. The Meta 1 specs allowed only 1 URL. If you set github_http to true, the url key will be removed from the v2 metadata, and the v1 metadata will then use the web key.

    Instead of setting github_http, you should use the MetaJSON plugin to include a v2 META.json file with both URLs.

  • repository

    You can set this attribute if you want a specific repository instead of the plugin to auto-identify your repository.

    An example would be if you're releasing a module from your fork, and you don't want it to identify your fork, so you can specify the repository explicitly.

    In the Meta 2 spec, this is the url key.

  • type

    This should be the (lower-case) name of the most common program used to work with the repository, e.g. git, svn, cvs, darcs, bzr or hg. It's normally determined automatically, but you can override it.

  • web

    This is a URL pointing to a human-usable web front-end for the repository.


  • Fayland Lam <>

  • Ricardo SIGNES <>

  • Moritz Onken <>

  • Christopher J. Madsen <>


This software is copyright (c) 2018 by Fayland Lam, Ricardo SIGNES, Moritz Onken, Christopher J. Madsen.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.