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Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MakeMaker::Awesome - A more awesome MakeMaker plugin for Dist::Zilla


Dist::Zilla's MakeMaker plugin is limited, if you want to stray from the marked path and do something that would normally be done in a package MY section or otherwise run custom code in your Makefile.PL you're out of luck.

This plugin is 100% compatable with Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MakeMaker, but if you need something more complex you can just subclass it:

Then, in your dist.ini:

    ;; Replace [MakeMaker]

More complex use, adding a package MY section to your Makefile.PL:

In your dist.ini:

    [=inc::MyDistMakeMaker / MyDistMakeMaker]

Then in your inc/, real example from Hailo (which has [=inc::HailoMakeMaker / HailoMakeMaker] in its dist.ini):

    package inc::HailoMakeMaker;
    use Moose;
    extends 'Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MakeMaker::Awesome';
    override _build_MakeFile_PL_template => sub {
        my ($self) = @_;
        my $template = super();
        $template .= <<'TEMPLATE';
    package MY;
    sub test {
        my $inherited = shift->SUPER::test(@_);
        # Run tests with Moose and Mouse
        $inherited =~ s/^test_dynamic :: pure_all\n\t(.*?)\n/test_dynamic :: pure_all\n\tANY_MOOSE=Mouse $1\n\tANY_MOOSE=Moose $1\n/m;
        return $inherited;
        return $template;

Or maybe you're writing an XS distro and want to pass custom arguments to WriteMakefile(), here's an example of adding a LIBS argument in re::engine::PCRE:

    package inc::PCREMakeMaker;
    use Moose;
    extends 'Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MakeMaker::Awesome';
    override _build_WriteMakefile_args => sub { +{
        # Add LIBS => to WriteMakefile() args
        %{ super() },
        LIBS => [ '-lpcre' ],
    } };

And another example from re::engine::Plan9:

    package inc::Plan9MakeMaker;
    use Moose;
    extends 'Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MakeMaker::Awesome';
    override _build_WriteMakefile_args => sub {
        my ($self) = @_;
        our @DIR = qw(libutf libfmt libregexp);
        our @OBJ = map { s/\.c$/.o/; $_ }
                   grep { ! /test/ }
                   glob "lib*/*.c";
        return +{
            %{ super() },
            DIR           => [ @DIR ],
            INC           => join(' ', map { "-I$_" } @DIR),
            # This used to be '-shared lib*/*.o' but that doesn't work on Win32
            LDDLFLAGS     => "-shared @OBJ",

If you have custom code in your ExtUtils::MakeMaker-based Makefile.PL that Dist::Zilla can't replace via its default facilities you'll be able replace it by using this module.

Even if your Makefile.PL isn't ExtUtils::MakeMaker-based you should be able to override it. You'll just have to provide a new "_build_MakeFile_PL_template".


These are the methods you can currently override in your custom inc/ module. The work that this module does is entirely done in small modular methods that can be overriden in your subclass. Here are some of the highlights:


Returns Text::Template string used to construct the Makefile.PL.


A HashRef of arguments that'll be passed to ExtUtils::MakeMaker's WriteMakefile function.


Takes the return value of "_build_WriteMakefile_args" and constructs a Str that'll be included in the Makefile.PL by "_build_MakeFile_PL_template".



The test/bin/share dirs and exe_files. These'll all be passed to /"_build_WriteMakefile_args" later.


An ArrayRef[Str] with two elements to be used by "_build_MakeFile_PL_template". The first will declare your ShareDir and the second will add a magic package MY section to install it. Deep magic.


The main entry point is setup_installer via the Dist::Zilla::Role::InstallTool role. There are also other magic Dist::Zilla roles, check the source for more info.


attempt to add Makefile.PL multiple times

This error from Dist::Zilla means that you've used both [MakeMaker] and [MakeMaker::Awesome]. You've either included MakeMaker directly in dist.ini, or you have plugin bundle that includes it. See @Filter for how to filter it out.


This plugin would suck less if Dist::Zilla didn't use a INI-based config system so you could add a stuff like this in your main configuration file like you can with Module::Install.

The .ini file format can only support key-value pairs whereas any complex use of ExtUtils::MakeMaker requires running custom Perl code and passing complex data structures to WriteMakefile.


Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>


Copyright 2010 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>

This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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