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CPANPLUS::Dist::MM

Section: Perl Programmers Reference Guide (3perl)
Updated: 2007-12-18
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NAME

CPANPLUS::Dist::MM  

SYNOPSIS

    my $mm = CPANPLUS::Dist->new( 
                                format  => 'makemaker',
                                module  => $modobj, 
                            );
    $mm->create;        # runs make && make test
    $mm->install;       # runs make install

 

DESCRIPTION

"CPANPLUS::Dist::MM" is a distribution class for MakeMaker related modules. Using this package, you can create, install and uninstall perl modules. It inherits from "CPANPLUS::Dist".  

ACCESSORS

parent()
Returns the "CPANPLUS::Module" object that parented this object.
status()
Returns the "Object::Accessor" object that keeps the status for this module.
 

STATUS ACCESSORS

All accessors can be accessed as follows:
    $mm->status->ACCESSOR
makefile ()
Location of the Makefile (or Build file). Set to 0 explicitly if something went wrong.
make ()
BOOL indicating if the "make" (or "Build") command was successful.
test ()
BOOL indicating if the "make test" (or "Build test") command was successful.
prepared ()
BOOL indicating if the "prepare" call exited succesfully This gets set after "perl Makefile.PL"
distdir ()
Full path to the directory in which the "prepare" call took place, set after a call to "prepare".
created ()
BOOL indicating if the "create" call exited succesfully. This gets set after "make" and "make test".
installed ()
BOOL indicating if the module was installed. This gets set after "make install" (or "Build install") exits successfully.
uninstalled ()
BOOL indicating if the module was uninstalled properly.
_create_args ()
Storage of the arguments passed to "create" for this object. Used for recursive calls when satisfying prerequisites.
_install_args ()
Storage of the arguments passed to "install" for this object. Used for recursive calls when satisfying prerequisites.
 

METHODS

 

$bool = $dist->format_available();

Returns a boolean indicating whether or not you can use this package to create and install modules in your environment.

Sets up the "CPANPLUS::Dist::MM" object for use. Effectively creates all the needed status accessors.

Called automatically whenever you create a new "CPANPLUS::Dist" object.

"prepare" preps a distribution for installation. This means it will run "perl Makefile.PL" and determine what prerequisites this distribution declared.

If you set "force" to true, it will go over all the stages of the "prepare" process again, ignoring any previously cached results.

When running "perl Makefile.PL", the environment variable "PERL5_CPANPLUS_IS_EXECUTING" will be set to the full path of the "Makefile.PL" that is being executed. This enables any code inside the "Makefile.PL" to know that it is being installed via CPANPLUS.

Returns true on success and false on failure.

You may then call "$dist->create" on the object to create the installable files.  

$href = $dist->_find_prereqs( file => '/path/to/Makefile', [verbose => BOOL])

Parses a "Makefile" for "PREREQ_PM" entries and distills from that any prerequisites mentioned in the "Makefile"

Returns a hash with module-version pairs on success and false on failure.  

$bool = $dist->create([perl => '/path/to/perl', make => '/path/to/make', makeflags => 'EXTRA=FLAGS', prereq_target => TARGET, skiptest => BOOL, force => BOOL, verbose => BOOL])

"create" creates the files necessary for installation. This means it will run "make" and "make test". This will also scan for and attempt to satisfy any prerequisites the module may have.

If you set "skiptest" to true, it will skip the "make test" stage. If you set "force" to true, it will go over all the stages of the "make" process again, ignoring any previously cached results. It will also ignore a bad return value from "make test" and still allow the operation to return true.

Returns true on success and false on failure.

You may then call "$dist->install" on the object to actually install it.  

$bool = $dist->install([make => '/path/to/make', makemakerflags => 'EXTRA=FLAGS', force => BOOL, verbose => BOOL])

"install" runs the following command:
    make install

Returns true on success, false on failure.  

$bool = $dist->write_makefile_pl([force => BOOL, verbose => BOOL])

This routine can write a "Makefile.PL" from the information in a module object. It is used to write a "Makefile.PL" when the original author forgot it (!!).

Returns 1 on success and false on failure.

The file gets written to the directory the module's been extracted to.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
ACCESSORS
STATUS ACCESSORS
METHODS
$bool = $dist->format_available();
$href = $dist->_find_prereqs( file => '/path/to/Makefile', [verbose => BOOL])
$bool = $dist->create([perl => '/path/to/perl', make => '/path/to/make', makeflags => 'EXTRA=FLAGS', prereq_target => TARGET, skiptest => BOOL, force => BOOL, verbose => BOOL])
$bool = $dist->install([make => '/path/to/make', makemakerflags => 'EXTRA=FLAGS', force => BOOL, verbose => BOOL])
$bool = $dist->write_makefile_pl([force => BOOL, verbose => BOOL])

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