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NAME CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch - CPANPLUS backend for building Archlinux pacman packages SYNOPSIS (First, setup cpan to use us automatically) $ setupdistarch (Install the module as a pacman package) $ cpanp -i Perl::Module::Here (Use cpan2dist to make a package, but don't install it) $ cpan2dist Acme::Bleach (Use our included cpan2aur to make a source package in current dir) $ cpan2aur CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch (In case we need to customize our package build, create a directory with a template we can use for future versions.) $ cpan2aur -d CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch ==> Creating new directory for CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch... -> Looking up module for CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch on CPAN... Running [/usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/perlbin/core/cpanp-run-perl /home/juster/.cpanplus/5.10.1/build/CPANPLUS-Dist-Arch-0.16/Makefile.PL INSTALLDIRS=site]... Writing Makefile for CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch -> Creating new PKGBUILD.tt template file... ==> Created perl-cpanplus-dist-arch source package directory. (Customize the template... add a optdepends, library depends, etc. Just leave the rest of it alone.) $ cd perl-cpanplus-dist-arch $ ed PKGBUILD.tt (Submit it to AUR! Will ask for a login username/password or remember the last one used) $ cpan2aur -u DESCRIPTION This module is used as a plugin of CPANPLUS to transparently package CPAN distribution files into pacman packages as they are installed. This module can also be used by programmers to build packages in more complex ways. For example, it can create source packages for the AUR by using the included cpan2aur program. REQUIREMENTS You will need to have pacman installed, of course, to create package and to install these new packages. Pacman is included with Archlinux but can even be used on other Linux distributions. (see http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman) SETUP Type setupdistarch at the command line to install CPAN modules as packages by default. WHERE IS THE PACKAGE By default, packages are stored under the user's home directory in the *.cpanplus* directory. Two seperate directories are created for building packages and for storing the resulting package file. *5.10.1* represents the version of perl you used to build the package and *~/.cpanplus* represents the base directory chosen in your CPANPLUS config. Build Directory - `~/.cpanplus/5.10.1/pacman/build' Package Directory - `~/.cpanplus/5.10.1/pacman/pkg' CUSTOMIZATION You can change defaults settings machine-wide (for every user) or for one user or package. The machine-wide settings are set in the */etc/makepkg.conf* file. The user/package customizations are set using environment variables. PKGDEST - Override where the package files end up. PACKAGER - Override the Contributor comment line at the top of the PKGBUILD. SUPPORT Email me at `<juster at cpan dot org>' or message me as *juster* on the Archlinux BBS at http://bbs.archlinux.org. To check why the build process failed, read the build logs CPANPLUS keeps in `~/.cpanplus/install_logs/'. The problem may be specific to the module you're building and not this module. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This module was inspired by the perl-cpanplus-pacman package and CPANPLUS::Dist::Pacman by Firmicus which is available at http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=5954. This mostly started from CPANPLUS::Dist::RPM which is on Google Code at http://code.google.com/p/cpanplus-dist-rpm/. This was a very helpful starting point to try to understand the internals of CPANPLUS. SEE ALSO * 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>' COPYRIGHT & LICENSE Copyright 2010 Justin Davis, all rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.