[Edinburgh-pm] CPAN application installation in practice

Robert Rothenberg robrwo at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 08:55:19 PDT 2007

There are some general "how to write a CPAN-style distribution" documents
going around, but I don't know how well they cover applications

There are some generic File::* modules that will tell you where things like
configuration files or home directories live in a sort-of OS-independent
manner (some are not well-named on CPAN, for example, the
FreeDesktop.org-related modules.).  Others will help you to manipulate
things like permissions in a simularly sort-of OS-independent manner.

The Perl module-authors mailing list may be a good place to ask:



On 13/06/07, Nick Woolley <nickwoolley at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

I don't suppose anyone has any pointers or books they could lend me that
> explains how to write CPAN-style module distrbutions which do things
> like that?  It doesn't seem to be something directly supported by the
> framework I'm using, Module::Build.
> Cheers,
> Nick
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