Perl::Dist::Asset::PAR - "Binary .par package" asset for a Win32 Perl
my $binary = Perl::Dist::Asset::PAR->new( name => 'dmake', ); # Or usually more like this: $perl_dist_inno_obj->install_par( name => 'Perl-Dist-PrepackagedPAR-libexpat', url => 'http://parrepository.de/Perl-Dist-PrepackagedPAR-libexpat-2.0.1-MSWin32-x86-multi-thread-anyversion.par', );
Perl::Dist::Asset::PAR is a data class that provides encapsulation and error checking for a "binary .par package" to be installed in a Perl::Dist-based Perl distribution.
It is normally created on the fly by the Perl::Dist::Inno
install_par method (and other things that call it). The
install_par routine is currently implemented in this file and monkey-patched into Perl::Dist::Inno namespace. This will hopefully change in future.
The specification of the location to retrieve the package is done via the standard mechanism implemented in Perl::Dist::Asset.
install_to argument of the Perl::Dist::Asset::Library Perl::Dist asset is nto currently supported by the PAR asset. See "PAR FILE FORMAT EXTENSIONS" below for details on how non-Perl binaries are installed.
This class inherits from Perl::Dist::Asset and shares its API.
new constructor takes a series of parameters, validates then and returns a new Perl::Dist::Asset::PAR object.
It inherits all the params described in the Perl::Dist::Asset
new method documentation, and adds some additional params.
name param is the logical (arbitrary) name of the package for the purposes of identification. A sensible default would be the name of the primary Perl module in the package.
new constructor returns a Perl::Dist::Asset::PAR object, or throws an exception (dies) if an invalid param is provided.
This concerns packagers of .par binaries only. A .par usually mostly contains the blib/ directory after making a Perl module. For use with Perl::Dist::Asset::PAR, there are currently three more subdirectories which will be installed:
blib/c/lib => goes into the c/lib library directory for non-Perl extensions blib/c/bin => goes into the c/bin executable/dll directory for non-Perl extensions blib/c/include => goes into the c/include header directory for non-Perl extensions blib/c/share => goes into the c/share share directory for non-Perl extensions
Bugs should be reported via the CPAN bug tracker at
For other issues, contact the author.
Steffen Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright 2008 Steffen Mueller, borrowing heavily from Adam Kennedy's code.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.