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NAME ^

smokebrew - Automated Perl building and installation for CPAN Testers

VERSION ^

version 0.48

SYNOPSIS ^

  smokebrew --email tester@cpan.org --builddir /home/tester/pit/build --prefix /home/tester/pit/rel \
            --perlargs "-Dusethreads" --perlargs "-Duse64bitint" --mirrors http://cpan.hexten.net/ \
            --plugin App::SmokeBrew::Plugin::CPANPLUS::YACSmoke --recent --verbose

DESCRIPTION ^

smokebrew is a utility that builds, installs and configures perls for CPAN testing.

It downloads, extracts, patches ( if applicable ), configures, builds, tests and installs perl versions and runs an specified App::SmokeBrew::Plugin to configure the perl installation for CPAN testing.

It accepts a number of command line switches or options options specified in a configuration file.

COMMAND LINE SWITCHES ^

--configfile FILE

Specify a configuration file to use. See "CONFIGURATION FILE" for more details.

--builddir DIRPATH

This is a required argument. This is the directory path that smokebrew will use for building and configuration. If the path doesn't exist it will be created.

--prefix DIRPATH

This is a required argument. This is the directory that will be the root for perl installations. If the path doesn't exist it will be created.

  --prefix /home/cpan/pit/rel

In /home/cpan/pit/rel there will be a perl-version for each perl that is installed.

  /home/cpan/pit/rel/perl-5.8.9
  /home/cpan/pit/rel/perl-5.10.0

  etc.
--email EMAILADDRESS

This is a required argument. Must be a valid email address as constrained by MooseX::Types::Email. This will be passed to the given App::SmokeBrew::Plugin when configuring the each perl for CPAN Testing.

--mx MAILEXCHANGER

This is an optional argument. Can be a FQDN, hostname or IP address and is a mail exchanger that should be used instead of sending CPAN Test reports directly to perl.org MX. This will be passed to the given App::SmokeBrew::Plugin when configuring the each perl for CPAN Testing

--plugin PLUGIN

This is a required argument. Specify the App::SmokeBrew::Plugin to use. Plugins are verified as installed by using Module::Pluggable. This is what will be used to configure each perl for CPAN Testing. You may either specify the full plugin module name eg. App::SmokeBrew::Plugin::CPANPLUS::YACSmoke or, for convenience, specify the last part of the plugin without the App::SmokeBrew::Plugin prefix, eg. CPANPLUS::YACSmoke.

--perlargs FLAG

This is an optional argument. Specify a Configure command line argument that should be passed through when building each perl. There is no need to specify -Dprefix or -Dusedevel as smokebrew handles these for you. This switch may be specified multiple times with different arguments.

  smokebrew --perlargs "-Dusethreads" --perlargs "-Duse64bitint"

This would pass the flags for building a threaded 64bit perl to Configure.

--mirrors URL

This is an optional argument. Specify the URL of a CPAN mirror that should be used for retrieving required files during the build process and what will end up as the mirror list when the given App::SmokeBrew::Plugin is run. This switch may be specified multiple times with different arguments.

  smokebrew --mirrors http://cpan.hexten.net/ --mirrors http://cpan.cpantesters.org/
--verbose

This an optional switch. Specify if smokebrew should produce verbose output about what it is doing. By default it is silent.

--noclean

This is an optional switch. Specify whether smokebrew should clean up in the builddir as it processes. The default is to be tidy.

--nozapman

This is an optional switch. smokebrew usually removes the man pages that are generated by the perl installation. Specify this option if you wish the man pages to be retained.

--skiptest

This is an optional switch. Specify whether smokebrew should skip the make test phase of building a perl. The default is to run make test.

--force

This is an optional switch. By default if a perl installation already exists for a given perl version smokebrew will skip over the build and configuration for that perl. Enabling this option will make smokebrew zap the existing installation and build and configure again.

--forcecfg

This is an optional switch. By default if a perl installation already exists for a given perl version smokebrew will skip over the build and configuration for that perl. Enabling this option will make smokebrew skip the build process, but enable reconfiguration.

--make MAKE

This is an optional argument. Specify the make executable that should be used. The default is make.

There are a number of options that allow you to specify what particular perl versions are installed.

Perls older than 5.006 are not supported.

Perl versions 5.6.0 and 5.8.0 will also be filtered out as they are considered troublesome.

Without any of the following options, smokebrew will attempt to install all perls that are greater than or equal to 5.006 ( subject to the above filtering rules ).

Available perl releases are determined by use of Module::CoreList, if you find that you haven't got what you consider to be a full list, please update Module::CoreList to latest version available from CPAN.

--recent

This will indicate that you wish to only install recent perls, which are stable perls that are greater than or equal to 5.8.9. At the time of writing these were:

  5.8.9, 5.10.0, 5.10.1, 5.12.0, 5.12.1, 5.12.2, 5.12.3, 5.12.4, 5.12.5, 5.14.0, 5.14.1, 5.14.2,
  5.14.3, 5.16.0, 5.16.1 and 5.16.2
--stable

This will indicate that you wish to only install stable perls, which are perl releases with an even version number.

Examples:

  5.6.2
  5.8.9
  5.10.1
  5.12.1
--modern

This will indicate that you wish to only install modern perls, which are stable perls that are greater than or equal to 5.10.0. At the time of writing these were:

  5.10.0, 5.10.1, 5.12.0, 5.12.1, 5.12.2, 5.12.3, 5.12.4, 5.12.5, 5.14.0, 5.14.1, 5.14.2,
  5.14.3, 5.16.0, 5.16.1 and 5.16.2
--latest

This will indicate that you wish to only install the latest recent perls, which are stable perls that are greater than or equal to 5.8.9. At the time of writing these were:

  5.8.9, 5.10.1, 5.12.5, 5.14.3, 5.16.2
--devel

This will indicate that you wish to only install development perls, which are perl development releases and have an odd version number.

Examples:

  5.7.3
  5.9.5
  5.13.0
--install

Specify a particular version of perl that you wish to install. This can be of the form perl-version or version. This overrides the --recent, --stable and --devel switches.

Example:

  --install perl-5.10.1

  --install 5.10.1

CONFIGURATION FILE ^

All the command line switches may also be specifed in a configuration file ( except configfile for obvious reasons ).

The configuration file is INI style format. App::SmokeBrew::IniFile a subclass of Config::INI::Reader is used to read the file.

By default smokebrew looks for a directory in your HOME directory called .smokebrew and for a file called smokebrew.cfg within that directory.

Setting the environment variable PERL5_SMOKEBREW_DIR will affect where smokebrew looks for the .smokebrew directory.

Command line switches will override anything specified in the configuration file, including multi-value parameters. This is a feature of MooseX::Getopt.

GLOBAL OPTIONS

builddir=DIRPATH

This is a required argument. This is the directory path that smokebrew will use for building and configuration. If the path doesn't exist it will be created.

  builddir=/home/cpan/pit/build
prefix=DIRPATH

This is a required argument. This is the directory that will be the root for perl installations. If the path doesn't exist it will be created.

  prefix=/home/cpan/pit/rel
email=EMAILADDRESS

This is a required argument. Must be a valid email address as constrained by MooseX::Types::Email. This will be passed to the given App::SmokeBrew::Plugin when configuring the each perl for CPAN Testing.

  email=foo@bar.com
mx=MAILEXCHANGER

This is an optional argument. Can be a FQDN, hostname or IP address and is a mail exchanger that should be used instead of sending CPAN Test reports directly to perl.org MX. This will be passed to the given App::SmokeBrew::Plugin when configuring the each perl for CPAN Testing

  mx=mx.foo.com
plugin=PLUGIN

This is a required argument. Specify the App::SmokeBrew::Plugin to use. Plugins are verified as installed by using Module::Pluggable. This is what will be used to configure each perl for CPAN Testing. You may either specify the full plugin module name eg. App::SmokeBrew::Plugin::CPANPLUS::YACSmoke or, for convenience, specify the last part of the plugin without the App::SmokeBrew::Plugin prefix, eg. CPANPLUS::YACSmoke.

  plugin=App::SmokeBrew::Plugin::CPANPLUS::YACSmoke

or

  plugin=CPANPLUS::YACSmoke
perlargs=FLAG

This is an optional argument. Specify a Configure command line argument that should be passed through when building each perl. There is no need to specify -Dprefix or -Dusedevel as smokebrew handles these for you. This switch may be specified multiple times with different arguments.

  perlargs=-Dusethreads
  perlargs=-Duse64bitint

This would pass the flags for building a threaded 64bit perl to Configure.

mirrors=URL

This is an optional argument. Specify the URL of a CPAN mirror that should be used for retrieving required files during the build process and what will end up as the mirror list when the given App::SmokeBrew::Plugin is run. This switch may be specified multiple times with different arguments.

  mirrors=http://cpan.hexten.net/
  mirrors=http://cpan.cpantesters.org/
verbose=BOOL

This an optional switch. Specify if smokebrew should produce verbose output about what it is doing. By default it is silent.

  verbose=1
noclean=BOOL

This is an optional switch. Specify whether smokebrew should clean up in the builddir as it processes. The default is to be tidy.

  noclean=1
nozapman=BOOL

This is an optional switch. smokebrew usually removes the man pages that are generated by the perl installation. Specify this option if you wish the man pages to be retained.

  nozapman=1
skiptest=BOOL

This is an optional switch. Specify whether smokebrew should skip the make test phase of building a perl. The default is to run make test.

  skiptest=1
make=MAKE

This is an optional argument. Specify the make executable that should be used. The default is make.

  make=gmake

There are a number of options that allow you to specify what particular perl versions are installed.

Perls older than 5.006 are not supported.

Perl versions 5.6.0 and 5.8.0 will also be filtered out as they are considered troublesome.

Without any of the following options, smokebrew will attempt to install all perls that are greater than or equal to 5.006 ( subject to the above filtering rules ).

Available perl releases are determined by use of Module::CoreList, if you find that you haven't got what you consider to be a full list, please update Module::CoreList to latest version available from CPAN.

recent=BOOL

This will indicate that you wish to only install recent perls, which are stable perls that are greater than or equal to 5.8.9. At the time of writing these were:

  5.8.9, 5.10.0, 5.10.1, 5.12.0 and 5.12.1
stable=BOOL

This will indicate that you wish to only install stable perls, which are perl releases with an even version number.

Examples:

  5.6.2
  5.8.9
  5.10.1
  5.12.1
devel=BOOL

This will indicate that you wish to only install development perls, which are perl development releases and have an odd version number.

Examples:

  5.7.3
  5.9.5
  5.13.0

PLUGIN CONFIGURATION

Options to be passed to plugins may be specified under named sections in the configuration file.

You may either specify the full plugin module name as the section name eg. App::SmokeBrew::Plugin::CPANPLUS::YACSmoke or, for convenience, specify the last part of the plugin without the App::SmokeBrew::Plugin prefix, eg. CPANPLUS::YACSmoke.

  [Random::Plugin]

  someopt = foobar

KUDOS ^

GUGOD for perlbrew, which inspired this utility ( and obviously gave it its name ).

Florian Ragwitz for assistance with coercing an arrayref of URIs.

H.Merijn Brand for mentioning Devel::PPPort's buildperl.pl, which I stole for Devel::PatchPerl which smokebrew uses to patch older perls.

Moose for making this possible.

SEE ALSO ^

Module::CoreList

MooseX::Types::Email

App::SmokeBrew::Plugin

AUTHOR ^

Chris Williams <chris@bingosnet.co.uk>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is copyright (c) 2014 by Chris Williams.

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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