SYNOPSIS [-d directory] [-v perl_version] [-m manifest]


Build a complete Perl and all CPAN modules in the specified directory. It takes the name of a directory within which to install Perl. It then populates it with everything that you specify.


directory (optional)

This is the directory within which the directory Perl is installed will be created. The actual directory will be a subdirectory of this with a name of the timestamp of creation. This defaults to '.'

* perl_version (optional)

This is the Perl version you wish to install. This defaults to 'stable'. If you choose to specify a devel version, this script will still work as expected. (Tested using 5.9.5 to exercise a bug in another module.)

manifest (optional)

This is the manifest of CPAN modules that will be passed to (provided with this distribution). That will install all the CPAN modules within the just-built-perl's directory. If this is specified, then will be called. If it is not, then it will not be called. Please q.v. for the format of this file.



Rob Kinyon,


Copyright (c) 2007 Rob Kinyon. All Rights Reserved. This is free software, you may use it and distribute it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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