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Leon Timmermans

NAME

Module::Build::Tiny - A tiny replacement for Module::Build

VERSION

version 0.035

SYNOPSIS

 use Module::Build::Tiny;
 Build_PL();

DESCRIPTION

Many Perl distributions use a Build.PL file instead of a Makefile.PL file to drive distribution configuration, build, test and installation. Traditionally, Build.PL uses Module::Build as the underlying build system. This module provides a simple, lightweight, drop-in replacement.

Whereas Module::Build has over 6,700 lines of code; this module has less than 120, yet supports the features needed by most distributions.

Supported

  • Pure Perl distributions

  • Building XS or C

  • Recursive test files

  • MYMETA

  • Man page generation

  • Generated code from PL files

Not Supported

  • Dynamic prerequisites

  • HTML documentation generation

  • Extending Module::Build::Tiny

  • Module sharedirs

Directory structure

Your .pm and .pod files must be in lib/. Any executables must be in script/. Test files must be in t/. Dist sharedirs must be in share/.

USAGE

These all work pretty much like their Module::Build equivalents.

perl Build.PL

Build [ build ]

Build test

Build install

This supports the following options:

  • verbose

  • install_base

  • installdirs

  • prefix

  • install_path

  • destdir

  • uninst

  • config

  • pure-perl

  • create_packlist

AUTHORING

This module doesn't support authoring. To develop modules using Module::Build::Tiny, usage of Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ModuleBuildTiny or App::ModuleBuildTiny is recommended.

CONFIG FILE AND ENVIRONMENT

Options can be provided in the PERL_MB_OPT environment variable the same way they can with Module::Build. This should be done during the configuration stage.

Incompatibilities

  • Argument parsing

    Module::Build has an extremely permissive way of argument handling, Module::Build::Tiny only supports a (sane) subset of that. In particular, ./Build destdir=/foo does not work, you will need to pass it as ./Build --destdir=/foo.

  • .modulebuildrc

    Module::Build::Tiny does not support .modulebuildrc files. In particular, this means that versions of local::lib older than 1.006008 may break. Upgrading it resolves this issue.

SEE ALSO

Module::Build

AUTHORS

  • Leon Timmermans <leont@cpan.org>

  • David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2011 by Leon Timmermans, David Golden.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.




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