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Mostly Rewritten INSTALL File #12

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@pip
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Please look it over && see if it covers the bases better && more clearly now.

Thanks,
-Pip

@awwaiid
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Is "CPAN> upgrade /.*/" really a good idea? I know that this was in the original too, just thought I'd put it out there that maybe it should be removed. Seems scary.

@pip
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Sun Mar 20, 2011 from IRC.Perl.Org #sdl
12:10:51 @kthakore Pip: hmm awwaid has a good point
12:11:01 @kthakore Pip: just do upgrade YAML CPAN

Will do.

-Pip

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| SDL Perl
-| Install Information Doc
+| INSTALL Information Doc
-------------------------
-Well, there has to become a time when every project has a file dictating the
-best known way to install a program.
-
-In this case, the time is now.
-
Table of Contents:
- 1 : System Requirements [ANAL1]
- 2 : Grabbing the necessary version of SDL Perl, release [PROD2]
- 3 : Same as above, but of the bleeding edge variety [EMO3]
-
-ANAL1: System Requirements
-
-For SDL Perl, you will, of course need a copy of libSDL. Which should be
-available via your system's usual method of grabbing this. Generally a
-package manager similar to Gentoo's Emerge, Fedora's yum, opensuse's YaST,
-Debian|Ubuntu's apt, etc., etc., will have libSDL as the package. I (Katrina
-Payne) really have no idea the best method to get it working in the best
-practice method on Windows.
-
-Anyways, oddly enough, SDL Perl's package on your system may not include all
-the files required for this to properly install. Go figure, huh?
-
-Additional libaries you need to make certain are on your systems:
-
- * png
- * jpeg
- * smpeg
- * OpenGL (GL)
- * GLUT (GLU)
- * SDL_image
- * SDL_mixer
- * SDL_net
- * SDL_tiff
- * SDL_gfx
- * SDL_ttf
-
-Yeah, there are allegedly tests to make sure these are on your system,
-however sometimes we are a little forgetful, and we miss them.
-
-PROD2: Grabbing the Necessary Version of SDL Perl, release
-
-This is kind of redundant at this point, as you more than likely have this
-file, or most likely do not need this section. However, for the sake of
-completeness, I am including this (perhaps this section should be the one with
-the ANAL1 find index?).
-
-(skip to 0COOL if you have cpan set up on your system)
-
-Anyways go onto your shell, assuming it is bash, and not something silly like
-tcsh, ksh, zsh or lispsh (in which case, you likely know what you are doing),
-type the following (FOR GREAT JUSTICE!):
-
- $ perl -MCPAN -e "shell"
-
-General convention states that prefixing a command with a '$' indicates you
-are doing this command in Userland. Do _not_ type the dollar sign. If you
-really do like typing dollar signs compulsively, we do have a donation button
-that you make use of.
-
-You will be confronted with a large amount of options for how to properly set
-this up. As far as I (Katrina) am (is) aware, generally the defaults should be
-fine for most cases. In the odd cases they are not, well check the contacts
-information for more details. In the CONTACTS file (eventually).
-
-0COOL
-
-In the very odd occurance that you have already done this in this shell in
-some previous time in a spot that this user can see the required items for,
-you would simply type:
+-----------------
+ * System Requirements
+ * Grabbing the Necessary Version of SDL Perl, Release
+ * Same as Above, but Bleeding Edge
- $ cpan
+System Requirements:
+-------------------
-You will be presented with the CPAN prompt at this point. It is best if you
-type the following command to make certain you are aware of the options
-involved in the matter as you are doing this, incase I (Katrina) screw up
-this file, and you can let me (Katrina) know fully well, how much of a screw
-up you think I made:
+SDL Perl's package on your system should be able to install everything needed
+for the SDL module to be properly installed. FYI, this may include the
+following libraries (as pre-compiled DLLs for Microsoft Windows platforms):
- CPAN> help
+ * libSDL
+ * png
+ * jpeg
+ * smpeg
+ * OpenGL (GL)
+ * GLUT (GLU)
+ * SDL_image
+ * SDL_mixer
+ * SDL_net
+ * SDL_tiff
+ * SDL_gfx
+ * SDL_ttf
-Yeah, CPAN> denotes we are now inside CPAN BTW. And know you know, and
-knowing is half the battle.
+Grabbing the Necessary Version of SDL Perl, Release:
+---------------------------------------------------
-After this, you should prolly make certain your kit is up to date. This can
-be done via:
+It might be a good idea to run from your shell prompt (where the '$' dollar-
+sign denotes the prompt itself, so what you should type follows it):
- CPAN> upgrade /.*/
+ $ cpan
-I am certain some of the other more established monks will prolly be
-thwapping me with their canes (I am hoping for a high grade mahogany, made by
-the trees on the planet Malkior 7, where the trees are over 400 feet high.
-AND BREATHE FIRE! Built through the ancient blood rituals of the Malkior
-People, these canes are nigh indestructable and can bend the fabric of the
-universe--they are also a very fine material. Very impressive)
+You will be presented with the CPAN prompt at this point.
-Alright now that your kit is insanely up to date you would type:
+ CPAN> upgrade /.*/
- CPAN> install SDLPerl
+Yeah, CPAN> denotes we are now prompted inside CPAN and recommending upgrading
+everything out-of-date. Then with your site up-to-date:
-Now you are ready to run and program SDLPerl applications.
+ CPAN> install SDL
-EMO3: Same as Above, but The Bleeding Edge.
+This should fully prepare you to run and program SDL Perl applications.
-If you have already initially grab the git repo, jump do to [9CEREAL]
+Same as Above, but Bleeding Edge:
+--------------------------------
-Well, in this case you will need git install onto the computer. This project,
-at the time of writing this (20091022), uses github to manage its services.
-You can grab your copy of the git repo via:
+As of Thu Mar 17, 2011, you'll need git installed on your machine in order to
+clone from GitHub by running:
- $ git clone git://github.com/kthakore/SDL_perl.git
+ $ git clone https://GitHub.Com/PerlGameDev/SDL.git
-In case you did not read [PROD2], the '$' you have here indicates that this
-stuff is typed into a shell prompt in somewhere in userland. You do not
-actually need to type the '$' on the shell. Your shell provides the Big Money
-for you!... unless you are using something odd like tcsh... or know how to
-customised your prompt... or possibly 1006 other posibilities that have not
-really occured to me (Katrina) at the time of writing this.
+To update your clone, go into the directory that the git repo is in
+(i.e., into the git repo itself, not merely the directory that you did the
+`git clone` in) and type the following:
-9CEREAL
+ $ git pull
-When you want to update your clone--as they need to be fed. I mean, you would
-not want to starve your clone. I mean, while I am not certain Geneva
-conventions apply to clones as they technically are not human, you know, not
-being created by God, and .'. not having souls (though you need to ask: do you
-really want a soulless monster displeased at you? I mean, it can do what it
-wants without worrying of eternal damnation). So to feed this monstrocity that
-you have raised on your computer (which work by a wizard's magic anyways),
-you go into the directory that the git repo is in (in the git repo itself, not
-the directory that you did the `git clone` in), and type the following:
+Now to build, run:
- $ git pull
+ $ perl Build.PL
-Now to build this, you type the arcane words (and no, it really does not
-matter what sign the moon is in... but if it makes you feel better, you can
-type this when the moon is in the sextan sign, just my own suggestion)
+Then to test:
- $ perl Build.PL
- $ perl Build test && perl Build Bundle
+ $ perl Build test
-Okay.. the first one, will build the require tools you need to work with to
-install the wonder, that is the developmental version of SDL Perl.
+Only MacOS used to also require you to:
-The next one goes:
+ $ perl Build bundle
-Okay, I am testing to make certain the system can handle me.
+... but that shouldn't be necessary anymore.
-If that goes well (and _only_ if), it goes, "wow! It likes me! IT REALLY
-LIKES ME!"--after prancing around in front of the mirror and trying to do up
-her Perl and XS coloured hair in a nice looking manner, and choose a pretty
-dress to wear (she will try to be the best looking developmental perl libary
-on the system. Oh~ all the _other_ developmental perl libraries will be so
-jealous of her~).
+Katrina Payne (the original author of this file) had a cute anecdote here
+about SDL Perl being a blushing girl who fails testing and enjoys watching
+InuYasha. Quirky! ;) I couldn't quite bear to replace it all so here's her
+paragraph of glory from Thu Oct 22, 2009:
-Then if there is an issue getting herself all pretty this command will have
+ "Then if there is an issue getting herself all pretty this command will have
her just stop there... your best bet is to give her comfort food. Of the
kind of reports on the SDL Perl tracker, as I am not really certain if SDL
Perl likes Hagan Daaz, but then I have not ask her, and well, you really are
@@ -165,15 +90,13 @@ for why she does not look pretty--programs that end up not compiling
properly tend to have self esteem issues. Sending something to the tracker
pretty much is a way of telling her you are interested... this usually helps
her to stop watching old reruns of Inu Yasha (yeah, SDL Perl is still kind of
-young) and get back to feeling better.
+young) and get back to feeling better."
-Anyways, if all goes well and she feels all pretty looking, she just skips
-all the romance and moves into your system with perl Build install. Yush,
-that is right, you type in:
+Finally you're done with melodramatic testing and ready to type:
- # perl Build install
+ # perl Build install
-Oh yeah, '#' is a form of notation that this command is to be typed in as the
-avatar user... or a super user account.
+The '#' above denotes that this command should be entered from a root or
+super-user account which has sufficient module installation permissions.
-And... bob is your uncle.
+Then your installation of SDL Perl should be complete. Yay! Enjoy! =)
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