CPANPLUS backend for building Archlinux pacman packages
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-*- org -*- : ____ ____ _ _ _ ____ _ _ _ _ : / ___| _ \ / \ | \ | | _ _ _| _ \(_)___| |_ _ _ / \ _ __ ___| |__ : | | | |_) / _ \ | \| |_| |(_|_) | | | / __| __(_|_) / _ \ | '__/ __| '_ \ : | |___| __/ ___ \| |\ |_ _| _| |_| | \__ \ |_ _ _ / ___ \| | | (__| | | | : \____|_| /_/ \_\_| \_| |_|(_|_)____/|_|___/\__(_|_)_/ \_\_| \___|_| |_| : CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch - CPANPLUS backend for building Archlinux pacman packages * Background CPAN is the name for both the repository of Perl modules mirrored around the world and the program that automatically installs modules from that international module list. CPANPLUS is the next evolution of the venerable CPAN shell. ArchLinux is a Linux distribution known for its minimalism. The most distinguishing feature of ArchLinux is its use of the "pacman" package managing program. Packages for pacman are created with the "makepkg" script which is included with "pacman". CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch is a plugin whose goal is to bridge the gap between the CPAN and ArchLinux. CPANPLUS is already a great tool for downloading modules, resolving dependencies, and installing modules. This module acts as a plugin, installing itself into the CPANPLUS internals and managing the module building and installation process. Instead of CPANPLUS's usual behavior, Perl modules are instead built as ArchLinux packages by using "makepkg". Instead of the straight-forward installation of modules by copying files into system-wide locations, these built packages are installed using "pacman". This offers the advantage of better dependency tracking and uninstallation. * Install To install this module manually follow these steps. If you have already downloaded and extracted the distribution tarball (CPANPLUS-Dist-Arch-<version>.tar.gz) in order to read this README file, skip to step 4. 1) Download the distribution tarball from CPAN. 2) Extract the tarball. 3) *cd* into the extracted directory (CPANPLUS-Dist-Arch-<version>) 4) Run *perl Build.PL* to create the *Build* file. 5) Run *./Build* to build the module using the *Build* file. 6) (Optional) Run *./Build test* to run automated self-tests. 7) Run *./Build install* to install the perl module into a system directory. #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE curl -O http://.../CPANPLUS-Dist-Arch-X.XX.tar.gz tar xf CPANPLUS-Dist-Arch-X.XX.tar.gz cd CPANPLUS-Dist-Arch-X.XX perl Build.PL ./Build ./Build test sudo ./Build install #+END_EXAMPLE Or better yet, use a CPAN shell to do it for you! CPANminus is available on CPAN under the name "App-cpanminus". * Setup CPANPLUS The steps above install this module into your system where it is available for use by perl. You will also need to activate CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch as a plugin to the CPANPLUS shell. I have included a program called 'setupdistarch' that makes this easier. Run the program and answer yes in order to enable automatic packaging of installed CPANPLUS modules. #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE $ setupdistarch Are you sure you want to auto-package CPAN installs? [Yn] y CPANPLUS will now auto-package modules. #+END_EXAMPLE See the 'setupdistarch' manpage for more information. * Requirements A number of modules are required to run CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch. These are all included with recent versions of perl so you should not need to install anything before you can use it. ** Core Modules - CPANPLUS - Digest::MD5 - Pod::Select - List::Util - File::Path - File::Copy - File::stat - DynaLoader - IPC::Cmd - version - English - Carp - Cwd ** Optional Template Modules C::D::A uses templates for creating PKGBUILD files. It is possible to override the template that is used in order to customize PKGBUILDs completely to your liking. If you do this you might want to use a template module instead of C::D::A's crude internal template engine. Template modules are searched for in this order: |----------+-------------------+-------------------| | Priority | Module | CPAN Distribution | |----------+-------------------+-------------------| | 1 | Template::Toolkit | Template | | 2 | Template::Alloy | Template-Alloy | | 3 | Template::tiny | Template-Tiny | |----------+-------------------+-------------------| * See Also ** CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch manpage Run 'man CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch' after installing to view the manpage. ** AUR Package: perl-cpanplus-dist-arch http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=24971 ** Git Repository http://github.com/juster/perl-cpanplus-dist-arch ** Archlinux Perl Package Guidelines http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Perl_Package_Guidelines ** pacman http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman ** makepkg http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Makepkg ** CPANPLUS http://search.cpan.org/dist/CPANPLUS/ * Author Justin Davis <juster at cpan dot org> * Support Send me an e-mail if you have any questions or need help. If you run into any bugs please e-mail any information about them. * License and Copyright Copyright 2011 Justin Davis. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License. See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.