Evil EU::MM hackery required
david at cantrell.org.uk
Tue Mar 4 15:05:49 GMT 2008
And possibly some evil Module::Build hackery too, not sure about that
Devel::CheckOS and Devel::CheckLib both come with a little script to let
module authors easily bundle them with their code.
What the scripts do is:
* create an inc directory in the distribution;
* fill it with Devel::blah modules
* add 'use lib inc;use Devel::...' to the start of Makefile.PL
* add stuff to MANIFEST
and it all works. However, PAUSE is indexing the inc directory, and
then doesn't like the distribution because the author is uploading a
file containing one of my modules.
The solution is to add no_index to META.yml. This needs to be done at
'make dist' time. EU::MM provides no convenient hooks for this - just
a currently undocumented EXTRA_META variable. And to set that correctly
I'd have to parse and re-write the entire Makefile.PL. Yuck.
So I need to hook into make dist to shim some of my code in to read
and then write a new META.yml between EU::MM creating it and the
tarball being created. Buggered if I can figure out how though. Help
David Cantrell | Reality Engineer, Ministry of Information
Nuke a disabled unborn gay baby whale for JESUS!
More information about the london.pm