Module::Install::External - Specify dependencies on external non-Perl things
Module::Install::External provides command that allow you to declaratively specify a dependency on a program or system that is not Perl.
The commands it provides are similar to those in Module::Install::Can, except that they implement an explicit dependency, in addition to just working out if the particular thing is available.
The requires_xs command explicitly specifies that a C compiler and the perl header files are required in order to build (at make-time) the distribution (specifically XS files).
It does not take any params, and aborts the Makefile.PL execution in a way that an automated installation or testing system will interpret as a NA ("not applicable to this platform") result.
This may be changed to an alternative abort result at a later time.
Returns true as a convenience.
The requires_external_cc command explicitly specifies that a C compiler is required in order to build (at make-time) the distribution.
The requires_external_bin command takes the name of a system command or program, similar to the can_run command, except that requires_external_bin checks in a way that is a declarative explicit dependency.
The takes a single param of the command/program name, and aborts the Makefile.PL execution in a way that an automated installation or testing system will interpret as a NA ("not applicable to this platform") result.
Work out how to save the external dependency metadata, in agreement with the larger Perl community.
Implement the agreed external dependency metadata solution.
Adam Kennedy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright 2006 Adam Kennedy.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
To install Module::Install, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.