NAME PAR::Dist::InstallPPD - Installs PPM packages the PAR way SYNOPSIS use PAR::Dist::InstallPPD; # Creates a .par distribution of the Tk module in the # current directory based on the Tk.ppd file from the excellent # bribes.org PPM repository. par_install_ppd(uri => 'http://www.bribes.org/perl/ppm/Tk.ppd'); # You could download the .ppd and .tar.gz files first and then do: par_install_ppd(uri => 'Tk.ppd', verbose => 1); DESCRIPTION This module creates PAR distributions from PPD XML documents which are used by ActiveState's "Perl Package Manager", short PPM. Then, it installs these newly created temporary .par files in the default location using PAR::Dist's "install_par" routine. Yes, that means you can install packages for the PPM without PPM. The module uses PAR::Dist::FromPPD to create the .par files. Please note that this code *works for me* but hasn't been tested to full extent. EXPORT By default, the "par_install_ppd" subroutine is exported to the caller's namespace. SUBROUTINES This is a list of all public subroutines in the module. par_install_ppm This routine takes the same arguments as "ppd_to_par" from PAR::Dist::FromPPD except for the output directory. The details are reproduced below. The only mandatory parameter is an URI for the PPD file to parse. Arguments: uri => 'ftp://foo/bar' or 'file:///home/you/file.ppd', ... verbose => 1/0 (verbose mode on/off) distname => Override the distribution name distversion => Override the distribution version perlversion => Override the distribution's (minimum?) perl version arch => Override the distribution's target architecture selectarch => Regular Expression. selectperl => Regular Expression. "arch" may also be set to "any_arch" and "perlversion" may be set to "any_version". If a regular expression is specified using "selectarch", that expression is matched against the architecture settings of each implementation. The first matching implementation is chosen. If none matches, the implementations are tried in order of appearance. Of course, this heuristic is applied before any architecture overriding via the "arch" parameter is carried out. "selectperl" works the same as "selectarch", but operates on the (minimum) perl version of an implementation. If both "selectperl" and "selectarch" are present, "selectperl" operates on the implementations matched by "selectarch". That means "selectarch" takes precedence. SEE ALSO The PAR::Dist module is used to create .par distributions and install them. The PAR::Dist::FromPPD module converts the PPD package descriptions. PAR has a mailing list, <email@example.com>, that you can write to; send an empty mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> to join the list and participate in the discussion. Please send bug reports to <email@example.com>. The official PAR website may be of help, too: http://par.perl.org For details on the *Perl Package Manager*, please refer to ActiveState's website at <http://activestate.com>. AUTHOR Steffen Mueller, <smueller at cpan dot org> COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE Copyright (C) 2006 by Steffen Mueller This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.6 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.