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       CPAN::Reporter::FAQ - Answers and tips for using	CPAN::Reporter

       version 1.2018

   Why did I receive a report?
       Historically, CPAN Testers was designed to have each tester send	a copy
       of reports to authors.  This philosophy changed in September 2008 and
       CPAN Testers tools were updated to no longer copy authors, but some
       testers may still be using an older version.

   Why was a report sent if a prerequisite is missing?
       As of CPAN::Reporter 0.46, FAIL and UNKNOWN reports with	unsatisfied
       prerequisites are discarded.  Earlier versions may have sent these
       reports out by mistake as either	an NA or UNKNOWN report.

       PASS reports are	not discarded because it may be	useful to know when
       tests passed despite a missing prerequisite.  NA	reports	are sent
       because information about the lack of support for a platform is
       relevant	regardless of prerequisites.

   Why did I get an error sending a test report?
       Historically, test reports were sent via	ordinary email.	 The most
       common reason for errors	sending	a report back then was that many
       Internet	Service	Providers (ISP's) would	block outbound SMTP (email)
       connections as part of their efforts to fight spam.

       Since 2010, test	reports	are sent to the	CPAN Testers Metabase over
       HTTPS. The most common reason for failures are systems which upgraded
       CPAN::Reporter but are still configured to use the deprecated and
       unsupported email system	instead	of Metabase for	transport.

       If you are unsure which transport mechanism you're using, look for the
       "transport" rule	in the ".cpanreporter/config.ini" file,	in the user's
       home directory.	See CPAN::Reporter::Config for details on how to set
       the "transport" option for Metabase.

       Other errors could be caused by the absence of the
       ".cpanreporter/metabase_id.json"	file in	the user's home	directory.
       This file should	be manually created prior to sending any reports, via
       the "metabase-profile" program. Simply run it and fill in the
       information accordingly,	and it will create the "metabase_id.json" file
       for you.	Move that file to your ".cpanreporter" directory and you're
       all set.

       If you experience intermittent network issues, you can set the
       'retry_submission' option to make a second attempt at sending the
       report a	few seconds later, in case the first one fails.	This could be
       useful for extremely slow connections.

       Finally,	lack of	Internet connection or firewall	filtering will prevent
       the report from reaching	the CPAN Testers servers. If you are
       experiencing HTTPS issues or messages complaining about SSL modules,
       try installing the LWP::Protocol::https module and trying again.	If all
       fails, you may still change the transport uri to	use HTTP instead of
       HTTPS, though this is not recommended.

   Why didn't my test report show up on	CPAN Testers?
       There is	a delay	between	the time reports are sent to the Metabase and
       when they they appear on	the CPAN Testers website. There	is a further
       delay before summary statistics appear on  If your
       reports do not appear after 24 hours, please contact the	cpan-testers-
       discuss email list
       (<>)	or join	the
       "#cpantesters-discuss" IRC channel on "".

   Where can I find out	more about CPAN	Testers?
       A good place to start is	the CPAN Testers Wiki:

   Where can I find statistics about reports sent to CPAN Testers?
       CPAN Testers statistics are compiled at <>

   How do I make sure I	get credit for my test reports?
       To get credit in	the statistics,	use the	same Metabase profile file and
       the same	email address wherever you run tests.

       o   CPAN::Testers

       o   CPAN::Reporter

       o   Test::Reporter

       David Golden <>

       This software is	Copyright (c) 2006 by David Golden.

       This is free software, licensed under:

	 The Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004

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