Author image Gaal Yahas
and 1 contributors


Task::Smoke - Install modules required for Pugs-like smoke system


  cpan Task::Smoke


Perl6::Pugs is an experimental implementation of Perl 6. It does not have many prerequisites by itself: merely perl 5.6.1 or 5.8.3, and a decently new ExtUtils::MakeMaker.

If you wish to run the powerful smoke test system that comes with Pugs, however, you'll need these modules. Once installed, you can run a smoke test and generate a colorful smoke.html by running the following command in the Pugs build directory:

  make smoke

You are encouraged to submit your results to the public smokeserver, especially if you run on an uncommon platform:

  make upload-smoke

Existing smoke reports can be viewed at

Non-Pugs usage

You are invited to use this system in your Perl 5 projects, though currently this may require some tweaking. Please see the talk, "Reusing the Pugs Smoke System", for this end.

Note on YAML providers

This bundle installs either YAML::Syck or, depending on your environment. YAML::Syck is faster, but requires c build capabilities.


Gaal Yahas, <gaal at>

The Pugs test system was developed by many people; please see the dependencies of this module.


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-task-smoke at, or through the web interface at

Or better, come to the #perl6 channel on


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Copyright 2006, 2007 Gaal Yahas, all rights reserved.

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