Perl::Dist::WiX::Asset::PAR - "Binary .par package" asset for a Win32 Perl
This document describes Perl::Dist::WiX::Asset::PAR version 1.500.
my $binary = Perl::Dist::Asset::PAR->new( parent => $dist, # A Perl::Dist::WiX object. name => 'dmake', url => 'http://parrepository.de/Perl-Dist-PrepackagedPAR-libexpat-2.0.1-MSWin32-x86-multi-thread-anyversion.par', ); # Or usually more like this: $perl_dist_wix_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::WiX::Asset::PAR is a data class that provides encapsulation and error checking for a "binary .par package" to be installed in a Perl::Dist::WiX-based Perl distribution.
It is normally created by the install_par method of
Perl::Dist::WiX (and other things that call it).
The specification of the location to retrieve the package is done via the standard mechanism implemented in Perl::Dist::WiX::Asset.
install_to argument of the Perl::Dist::WiX::Asset::Library asset is not supported by the PAR asset.
See "PAR FILE FORMAT EXTENSIONS" below for details on how non-Perl binaries are installed.
This class is a Perl::Dist::WiX::Role::Asset and shares its API.
new constructor takes a series of parameters, validates them and returns a new Perl::Dist::WiX::Asset::PAR object.
new constructor will throw an exception (dies) if an invalid parameter is provided.
It inherits all the parameters described in the Perl::Dist::WiX::Asset/new method documentation, and adds two additional parameters.
name parameter is the name of the package for the purposes of identification in output. A sensible default would be the name of the primary Perl module in the package.
dist_info parameter is the location of the source package for the .par file, either as a URL (which should be accessible for 3 years) or as a location on CPAN in the 'AUTHORID/dist-version.tar.gz' format.
install method retrieves the specified .par file and installs it.
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 four 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.
Curtis Jewell <email@example.com>
Copyright 2009 - 2010 Curtis Jewell.
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.