Best way to make an installer

Richard Foley Richard.Foley at
Sun Jan 27 10:47:37 GMT 2008

On Saturday 26 January 2008 20:08, Philip Skinner wrote:
> Hello,
> This is my first time asking for help on here, so bare with me please.
> I have an open source project I am working on and I need to make a
> proper installer for it. I have no idea where to start, at the moment I
> just release instructions on how to install, what perl modules to
> install and the best way to configure services being used (apache,
> mysql).
> I would like it to be as simple as "rpm -i package.rpm".
	man rpmbuild?

I heard recently about someone releasing all of their Perl code via rpm 
packages, as they had to install onto multiple systems and it was deemed more 
practical than using CPAN for the very good reason that there were so many 
external system dependencies.  The rpm online docs and mailing lists are 
probably a good place to start:

This perlmonks link might also be a useful place to browse around:

If you discover 'the best way', feel free to post a potted summary of the 
process here, I'm sure other porters would appreciate to know the 
rpm-for-perl how-to, too.

Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen

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