Archive for the ‘Perl’ Category

CPAN Bug Tracking

Recently I have been adding my own bug list and todo list to the RT queue of my CPAN modules to track them and help me remember over a longer period of time. I also figure that if they are visible to everyone, perhaps someone may help fix or add a feature.

Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP Planned Additions

I usually get e-mails about my Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP asking about little things being added here and there. The last e-mail I got was from Peter van Eijk asking for support for performance data. I looked over the code and realized that it really needs some refactoring before I can easily add support for performance data, and […]


I have just uploaded a new module to the CPAN: Test::Override::UserAgent. This is geared toward developers that use LWP::UserAgent in their modules and want to easily test their code without having a live Internet connection or starting up a test server to make requests against. Just about every single module I have on the CPAN […]

WWW::USF::Directory Published

I have published my interface to the University of South Florida online directory to the CPAN as WWW::USF::Directory. This is a start to my USF-oriented modules to go up on the CPAN for public use. This module allows you to interact with the USF online directory. It can be used to make a simple directory […]

Work on Public USF Perl Modules

I am going to be publishing several of my Perl 5 modules that relate to the University of South Florida systems to the CPAN. This will allow anyone to use the modules as they please. I am planning on putting them in the namespace WWW::USF::*. I know that USF may be ambiguous, but feel it […]

New Header in Nagios-Plugin-OverHTTP 0.12

In the newest version of Nagios-Plugin-OverHTTP (0.12) that was just pushed out to the CPAN, support for a new header was introduced, thanks to Alex Wollangk. The header is X-Nagios-Information and is used to contain the message for the plugin check. Why would this be wanted? Well, if added to a page, the page itself […]

Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP 0.11

A new release of Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP was just pushed to the CPAN. This release brings no new features, but does change what is installed. The check_over_http script is now no longer automatically installed to the bin. Also when trying to get the plugin to work under ePN in Nagios, I discovered that if some spaces are […]

Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP 0.10

Apparently jumped the gun on the release and just added another new feature to Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP and included it in version 0.10. The new feature is actually complementary to the previous new feature. Now if a response is received from the HTTP server that does not indicate the Nagios service status, then not only will it […]

Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP 0.09

A new version of Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP was just pushed out to the CPAN that includes an additional option: to set what the status will be reported as if the HTTP response did not include a status. If you want the default status to be critical instead of unknown (the previous and current default), just add –default_status=CRITICAL […]

Watching Upstream Dependencies

I am subscribed to the RSS feed for CPAN uploads and watch for new versions of CPAN distributions my modules depend on and read their change logs. The other day I saw Moose 0.89 come out and saw a new feature added where the trigger of an attribute will now receive the old value if […]