CPAN Testers Metabase has a certificate

As an update to my previous post, David Golden has posted an update that the certificate for is now signed by a certificate authority that is included in Mozilla-CA! This means anyone who was using my hypothetical distribution as a work-around in the mean time should not only stop using it, but it will no longer connect as the certificate has changed! You’d end up with the following error:

CPAN::Reporter: Test::Reporter: error from 'Test::Reporter::Transport::Metabase::CPANTesters:'
fact submission failed: Can't connect to (certificate verify failed) at C:\strawberry\perl\site\lib/Metabase/Client/ line 111
        Test::Reporter::Transport::Metabase::CPANTesters::send('Test::Reporter::Transport::Metabase::CPANTesters=HASH(0x7a932b8)', 'Test::Reporter=HASH(0x62cb790)') called at C:\strawberry\perl\site\lib/Test/ line 279

Simply modify your CPAN::Reporter configuration to use the standard Metabase transport with the CPAN Testers metabase URI. Here is a short script you can run to automatically update your configuration:

#!/usr/bin/env perl
use 5.006;
use CPAN::Reporter::Config;
my $config_file = CPAN::Reporter::Config::_get_config_file();
my $config = CPAN::Reporter::Config::_open_config_file();
my ($class, %args) = split m{\s+}mosx, $config->{_}->{transport};
if ($class eq 'Metabase::CPANTesters') {
    print "Modifying configuration file transport line from\n", $config->{_}->{transport}, "\n";
    # Correct the transport information
    $class = 'Metabase';
    $args{uri} = '';
    $config->{_}->{transport} = "$class " . join q{ }, %args;
    print "to\n", $config->{_}->{transport}, "\n";
    # Write the configuration
    print "Done\n";
elsif ($config->{_}->{transport}) {
    # Modification does not look necessary
    print "Leaving transport configuration set to\n", $config->{_}->{transport}, "\n";
else {
    # Modification does not look like it should occur
    print "Not modifying configuration without transport directive\n";
exit 0;

In order to be fully capable of submitting reports through CPAN::Reporter, be sure to have the following modules installed:


For a full uninstall of the hypothetical distribution, please see the UNINSTALL file now included with the distribution.

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