Mailing List Archive

Perl module build mechanism
[followup to perl-porters, i imagine]

> tar -xzf ... , ./configure , make , make install

> Why isn't the perl community going with that idiot proof scheme?

That's still too much. Our current scheme of

gzcat Foo.tar.gz | tar xf -
cd Foo
perl Makefile.PL
make test
make install

is only somewhat suboptimal.

a stub makefile should be included that bootstraps
a real one via perl Makefile.PL if needed would help.
likewise, if a configure step is needed, that should not
have to be specified. the build system should figure it out
and run it if it needs to.

also, we don't yet have 'make install' include the doc
temp, which would be something like:
pod2man > foo.3pm