[Chicago-talk] Archive::SelfExtract

Greg Fast gdf at speakeasy.net
Tue Mar 23 12:39:25 CST 2004

On Tue, 23 Mar 2004 11:45:12 -0600, Andy Lester <andy at petdance.com> wrote:
> > I threw this together as a proof-of-concept after a discussion about
> > bootstrapping a Java-based installer for an app (the installer can't
> > run until it's installed the JRE, which it can't do until it runs...).
> > We've used PerlApp to turn scripts into win32 EXEs before, so I wanted
> > to see if I could get a single-file perl script which would unpack a
> > set of files and then run some code.
> Take a look at Autrijus Tang's PAR.
> http://search.cpan.org/dist/PAR/

I was thinking that'd be the way to distribute on unix-type systems,
where there's proabably a perl but maybe not the right modules.  It's
not clear to me that I can use PAR to bundle an archive of arbitrary
(non-perl-module) files.

Greg Fast

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