[Chicago-talk] Portable Script and library
me at heyjay.com
Wed Dec 16 19:10:47 PST 2009
thanks Steve, that seems to work perfect
On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Steven Lembark <lembark at wrkhors.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 14:44:08 -0600
> Jay Strauss <me at heyjay.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I need to build a script, to be able to bring with me from customer to
> > customer site. I can count on running upon a recent version of Perl
> > (version will change from customer to customer). I can not install new
> > modules at their site. (generally I'm on a heavily firewalled production
> > box with no external http/ftp/ip access). I will be running upon M$
> > primarily.
> > While at the customer I'll need to be able to make changes to the script
> > needed (and as I find needed new features or bugs).
> > I have need for some modules on CPAN like date
> You can run the thing with
> /path/to/perl your-program
> which avoids issues in #! paths (no guarantee they will
> have Perl in the same place you do.
> At that point you can create a local directory with:
> directories in it. Put anything you need to take with
> you -- including your own modules -- under ./lib. At
> that point you can start your code with:
> use 5.008;
> use strict;
> use FindBin qw( $Bin );
> use lib "$Bin/../lib';
> to include the local library directory:
> cd /blah/blah;
> /path/to/perl ./bin/frobnicate 'whatever';
> will set $Bin to "/blah/blah/bin" and leave you
> using "/blah/blah/bin/../lib" for your modules.
> Anything you need to take with you can be in
> the lib directory.
> Add the same thing to your ./t files and you can
> sanity check the thing with "prove" before trying
> to run the remaining code.
> Steven Lembark 85-09 90th St.
> Workhorse Computing Woodhaven, NY, 11421
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