Dist::Zilla::Plugin::RequiresExternal - make dists require external


    version 1.009


    In your dist.ini:

        requires = /path/to/some/executable
        requires = executable_in_path


    This Dist::Zilla plugin creates a test in your distribution to check
    for the existence of executable commands you require.



    Each requires attribute should be either an absolute path to an
    executable or the name of a command in the user's PATH environment.
    Multiple requires lines are allowed.

    Example from a dist.ini file:

        requires = sqlplus
        requires = /usr/bin/java

    This will require the program sqlplus to be available somewhere in the
    user's PATH and the program java specifically in /usr/bin.


    Boolean value to determine if a failed test will immediately stop
    testing. It also causes the test name to change to
    t/000-requires_external.t so that it runs earlier. Defaults to false.



    Adds a t/requires_external.t test script to your distribution that
    checks if each "requires" item is executable.


    Using this plugin will add Test::Most and Env::Path to your
    distribution's testing prerequisites since the generated script uses
    those modules.


    This module was indirectly inspired by Module::Install::External's
    requires_external_bin command.



    You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

      perldoc Dist::Zilla::Plugin::RequiresExternal


    The following websites have more information about this module, and may
    be of help to you. As always, in addition to those websites please use
    your favorite search engine to discover more resources.

      * CPANTS

      The CPANTS is a website that analyzes the Kwalitee ( code metrics )
      of a distribution.

      * CPAN Testers

      The CPAN Testers is a network of smoke testers who run automated
      tests on uploaded CPAN distributions.

      * CPAN Testers Matrix

      The CPAN Testers Matrix is a website that provides a visual overview
      of the test results for a distribution on various Perls/platforms.

      * CPAN Testers Dependencies

      The CPAN Testers Dependencies is a website that shows a chart of the
      test results of all dependencies for a distribution.

 Bugs / Feature Requests

    Please report any bugs or feature requests through the web interface at
    You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by
    the system.

 Source Code

    The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please
    feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to
    contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your
    repository :)

      git clone git://


      * Mark Gardner <>

      * Joenio Costa <>


    This software is copyright (c) 2020 by GSI Commerce and Joenio Costa.

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