Pinto - Curate a repository of Perl modules


version 0.14


See pinto to create and manage a Pinto repository.

See pintod to allow remote access to your Pinto repository.

See Pinto::Manual for more information about the Pinto tools.

Stratopan for hosting your Pinto repository in the cloud.


Pinto is an application for creating and managing a custom CPAN-like repository of Perl modules. The purpose of such a repository is to provide a stable, curated stack of dependencies from which you can reliably build, test, and deploy your application using the standard Perl tool chain. Pinto supports various operations for gathering and managing distribution dependencies within the repository, so that you can control precisely which dependencies go into your application.


Pinto is inspired by Carton, CPAN::Mini::Inject, and MyCPAN::App::DPAN, but adds a few interesting features:

Pinto vs PAUSE

In some ways, Pinto is similar to PAUSE. Both are capable of accepting distributions and constructing a directory structure and index that Perl installers understand. But there are some important differences:


For now, the Pinto API is private and subject to radical change without notice. Any API documentation you see is purely for my own references. In the meantime, the command line utilities mentioned in the "SYNOPSIS" are your public user interface.



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

perldoc Pinto


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.

Internet Relay Chat

You can get live help by using IRC ( Internet Relay Chat ). If you don't know what IRC is, please read this excellent guide: Please be courteous and patient when talking to us, as we might be busy or sleeping! You can join those networks/channels and get help:

Bugs / Feature Requests

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://



Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer <>


This software is copyright (c) 2015 by Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer.

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