Build and make available libarchive
use Alien::Libarchive; use Module::Build; my $alien = Alien::Libarchive->new; my $build = Module::Build->new( ... extra_compiler_flags => $alien->cflags, extra_linker_flags => $alien->libs, ... ); $build->create_build_script
use Alien::Libarchive; use ExtUtils::MakeMaker; my $alien = Alien::Libarchive->new; WriteMakefile( ... CFLAGS => Alien::Libarchive->cflags, LIBS => Alien::Libarchive->libs, );
use Alien::Libarchive; use FFI::Sweet qw( ffi_lib ); ffi_lib(Alien::Libarchive->new->libs);
NOTE: This version of Alien::Libarchive has been deprecated in favor of a re-write which is hosted here:
This distribution installs libarchive so that it can be used by other Perl distributions. If already installed for your operating system, and if it can find it, this distribution will use the libarchive that comes with your operating system, otherwise it will download it from the Internet, build and install it.
If you set the environment variable ALIEN_LIBARCHIVE to 'share', this distribution will ignore any system libarchive found, and build from source instead. This may be desirable if your operating system comes with a very old version of libarchive and an upgrade path for the system libarchive is not possible.
operating system install
The development headers and libraries for libarchive
On Debian you can install these with this command:
% sudo apt-get install libarchive-dev
On Cygwin, make sure that this package is installed
libarchive comes with FreeBSD as of version 5.3.
from source install
A C compiler and any prerequisites for building libarchive.
On Debian build-essential should be good enough:
% sudo apt-get install build-essential
On Cygwin, I couldn't get libarchive to build without making a minor tweak to one of the include files. On Cygwin this module will patch libarchive before it attempts to build if it is version 3.1.2.
For MinGW based Perls (including Strawberry), this module will delegate to Alien::Libarchive::MSWin32. The reason for not supporting MinGW directly in this distribution is because it requires CMake at configure time, and I don't want to make that a prereq everywhere.
Probably the easiest way to get this to work is to install CMake binaries from their website,
And then install Alien::CMake.
Returns the C compiler flags necessary to build against libarchive.
Returns the library flags necessary to build against libarchive.
Debian Linux and FreeBSD (9.0) have been tested the most in development of this distribution.
Patches to improve portability and platform support would be eagerly appreciated.
If you reinstall this distribution, you may need to reinstall any distributions that depend on it as well.
Graham Ollis email@example.com
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
This software is copyright (c) 2014 by Graham Ollis.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.