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ExtUtils::Command::MM

Section: Perl Programmers Reference Guide (3)
Updated: 2001-09-21
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NAME

ExtUtils::Command::MM - Commands for the MM's to use in Makefiles  

SYNOPSIS

  perl "-MExtUtils::Command::MM" -e "function" "--" arguments...

 

DESCRIPTION

FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY! The interface is not stable.

ExtUtils::Command::MM encapsulates code which would otherwise have to be done with large ``one'' liners.

Any $(FOO) used in the examples are make variables, not Perl.

test_harness
  test_harness($verbose, @test_libs);

Runs the tests on @ARGV via Test::Harness passing through the $verbose flag. Any @test_libs will be unshifted onto the test's @INC.

@test_libs are run in alphabetical order.

pod2man
  pod2man( '--option=value',
           $podfile1 => $manpage1,
           $podfile2 => $manpage2,
           ...
         );

  # or args on @ARGV

pod2man() is a function performing most of the duties of the pod2man program. Its arguments are exactly the same as pod2man as of 5.8.0 with the addition of:

    --perm_rw   octal permission to set the resulting manpage to

And the removal of:

    --verbose/-v
    --help/-h

If no arguments are given to pod2man it will read from @ARGV.

warn_if_old_packlist
  perl "-MExtUtils::Command::MM" -e warn_if_old_packlist <somefile>

Displays a warning that an old packlist file was found. Reads the filename from @ARGV.

perllocal_install
    perl "-MExtUtils::Command::MM" -e perllocal_install 
        <type> <module name> <key> <value> ...

    # VMS only, key|value pairs come on STDIN
    perl "-MExtUtils::Command::MM" -e perllocal_install
        <type> <module name> < <key>|<value> ...

Prints a fragment of POD suitable for appending to perllocal.pod. Arguments are read from @ARGV.

'type' is the type of what you're installing. Usually 'Module'.

'module name' is simply the name of your module. (Foo::Bar)

Key/value pairs are extra information about the module. Fields include:

    installed into      which directory your module was out into
    LINKTYPE            dynamic or static linking
    VERSION             module version number
    EXE_FILES           any executables installed in a space seperated 
                        list

uninstall
    perl "-MExtUtils::Command::MM" -e uninstall <packlist>

A wrapper around ExtUtils::Install::uninstall(). Warns that uninstallation is deprecated and doesn't actually perform the uninstallation.


 

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