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When metadata is not present in a distribution, the PAUSE's software will usually try to analyze the code in the distribution to look for the same information; this is not necessarily very reliable.

A distribution may consist of one or more modules, documentation files, or programs packaged in a common archiving format, such as a gzipped tar archive or a ZIP file.Distributions will often contain installation scripts (usually called Makefile. PL) and test scripts which can be run to verify the contents of the distribution are functioning properly.Some sites are major FTP servers which mirror lots of other software, but others are simply servers owned by companies that use Perl heavily.There are at least two mirrors on every continent except Antarctica.CPAN has no revision control system, although the source for the modules is often stored on Git Hub.

Also, the complete history of the CPAN and all its modules is available as the Git PAN project, allowing to easily see the complete history for all the modules and for easy maintenance of forks.Both modules can check a distribution's dependencies and can be set to recursively install any prerequisites, either automatically or with individual user approval.Both support FTP and HTTP and can work through firewalls and proxies.Security restrictions prevent a distribution from ever being replaced, so virtually all distribution names do include a version number.The distribution infrastructure of CPAN consists of its worldwide network of more than 250 mirrors in more than 60 countries.The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) is a repository of over 250,000 software modules and accompanying documentation for 39,000 distributions, written in the Perl programming language by over 12,000 contributors.