Have you ever installed a CPAN module with a big dependency chain and had installation fail somewhere in the middle? Have you ever investigated and found the failure was due to Test::Pod or Test::Pod::Coverage?
I hate that! Pod tests are release tests and shouldn’t be inflicted on end users. But some authors got hooked on a crazy fad of bundling those tests. (I blame you, Module::Starter.)
I’ve figured out a hack to stop those annoying tests: TAP::Harness::Restricted.
It bypasses Pod and Pod coverage tests on the fly. All you need to do is specify it in the
HARNESS_SUBCLASS environment variable.
$ cpanm TAP::Harness::Restricted $ export HARNESS_SUBCLASS=TAP::Harness::Restricted $ cpanm Thing::With::Lots::Of::Dependencies
Never be bothered by failing Pod tests again!