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NAME ^

Perl::Dist::WiX::Mixin::Installation - Basic installation routines

VERSION ^

This document describes Perl::Dist::WiX::Mixin::Installation version 1.500.

DESCRIPTION ^

This module provides the routines that Perl::Dist::WiX uses in order to install files.

SYNOPSIS ^

        # This module is not to be used independently.
        # It provides methods to be called on a Perl::Dist::WiX object.

INTERFACE ^

install_binary

        $self->install_binary(
                name => 'gmp',
        );

The install_binary method is used by library-specific methods to install pre-compiled and un-modified tar.gz or zip archives into the distribution.

Returns true or throws an exception on error.

install_library

  $self->install_library(
          name => 'gmp',
  );

The install_library method is used by library-specific methods to install pre-compiled and un-modified tar.gz or zip archives into the distribution.

Returns true or throws an exception on error.

install_distribution

        $self->install_distribution(
          name              => 'ADAMK/File-HomeDir-0.69.tar.gz,
          force             => 1,
          automated_testing => 1,
          makefilepl_param  => [
                  'LIBDIR=' . File::Spec->catdir(
                          $self->image_dir, 'c', 'lib',
                  ),
          ],
        );

The install_distribution method is used to install a single CPAN or non-CPAN distribution directly, without installing any of the dependencies for that distribution.

It is used primarily during CPAN bootstrapping, to allow the installation of the toolchain modules, with the distribution install order precomputed or hard-coded.

It takes a compulsory 'name' param, which should be the AUTHOR/file path within the CPAN mirror.

The optional 'force' param allows the installation of distributions with spuriously failing test suites.

The optional 'automated_testing' param allows for installation with the AUTOMATED_TESTING environment flag enabled, which is used to either run more-intensive testing, or to convince certain Makefile.PLs that insist on prompting that there is no human around and they REALLY need to just go with the default options.

The optional 'makefilepl_param' param should be a reference to an array of additional params that should be passwd to the perl Makefile.PL. This can help with distributions that insist on taking additional options via Makefile.PL.

Distributions that do not have a Makefile.PL cannot be installed via this routine.

Returns true or throws an exception on error.

install_distribution_from_file

        $self->install_distribution_from_file(
          file              => 'c:\distdir\File-HomeDir-0.69.tar.gz',
          force             => 1,
          automated_testing => 1,
          makefilepl_param  => [
                  'LIBDIR=' . File::Spec->catdir(
                          $self->image_dir, 'c', 'lib',
                  ),
          ],
        );

The install_distribution_from_file method is used to install a single CPAN or non-CPAN distribution directly, without installing any of the dependencies for that distribution, from disk.

It takes a compulsory 'file' parameter, which should be the location of the distribution on disk.

The optional 'force' parameter allows the installation of distributions with spuriously failing test suites.

The optional 'automated_testing' parameter allows for installation with the AUTOMATED_TESTING environment flag enabled, which is used to either run more-intensive testing, or to convince certain Makefile.PL that insists on prompting that there is no human around and they REALLY need to just go with the default options.

The optional 'makefilepl_param' param should be a reference to an array of additional params that should be passed to the perl Makefile.PL. This can help with distributions that insist on taking additional options via Makefile.PL.

The optional 'buildpl_param' parameter does the same thing as makefile_pl, but for Build.PL instead of Makefile.PL.

Returns true or throws an exception on error.

install_module

  $self->install_module(
          name => 'DBI',
  );

The install_module method is a high level installation method that can be used during the install_perl_modules_* phases, once the CPAN toolchain has been been initialized.

It makes the installation call using the CPAN client directly, allowing the CPAN client to both do the installation and fulfill all of the dependencies for the module, identically to if it was installed from the CPAN shell via an "install Module::Name" command.

The compulsory 'name' param should be the class name of the module to be installed.

The optional 'force' param can be used to force the install of module. This does not, however, force the installation of the dependencies of the module.

The optional 'packlist' param should be 0 if a .packlist file is not installed with the module.

This does NOT install the dependencies of the module named - they have to be installed before the named module, in one way or another.

Returns true or throws an exception on error.

install_modules

  $self->install_modules( qw{
          Foo::Bar
          This::That
          One::Two
  } );

  $self->install_modules( qw{
          One::Two::Three
          Test::One::Two::Three
  }, { force => 1 } );

The install_modules method is a convenience shorthand that makes it trivial to install a series of modules via install_module.

As a convenience, any other parameters that are necessary for install_module are applied to all modules, and must be specified via an optional hashref (not just hash pairing), as shown above.

install_par

The install_par method extends the available installation options to allow for the install of pre-compiled modules via "PAR" packages.

The compulsory 'name' param should be a simple identifying name, and does not have any functional use other than determining the fragment name.

The compulsory 'uri' param should be a URL string to the PAR package.

Returns true on success or throws an exception on error.

install_file

  # Overwrite the CPAN::Config
  $self->install_file(
          share      => 'Perl-Dist CPAN_Config.pm',
          install_to => 'perl/lib/CPAN/Config.pm',
  );
  
  # Install a custom icon file
  $self->install_file(
          name       => 'Strawberry Perl Website Icon',
          url        => 'http://strawberryperl.com/favicon.ico',
          install_to => 'Strawberry Perl Website.ico',
  );

The install_file method is used to install a single specific file from various sources into the distribution.

It is generally used to overwrite modules with distribution-specific customisations, or to install licenses, README files, or other miscellaneous data files which don't need to be compiled or modified.

It takes a variety of different params.

The optional 'name' param provides an optional plain name for the file. It does not have any functional purpose or meaning for this method.

One of several alternative source methods must be provided.

The 'url' method is used to provide a fully-resolved path to the source file and should be a fully-resolved URL.

The 'file' method is used to provide a local path to the source file on the local system, and should be a fully-resolved filesystem path.

The 'share' method is used to provide a path to a file installed as part of a CPAN distribution, and accessed via File::ShareDir.

It should be a string containing two space-separated values, the first of which is the distribution name, and the second is the path within the share dir of that distribution.

The final compulsory method is the 'install_to' method, which provides either a destination file path, or alternatively a path to an existing directory that the file be installed below, using its source file name.

Returns the file installed as a File::List::Object or throws an exception on error.

install_launcher

  $self->install_launcher(
          name => 'CPAN Client',
          bin  => 'cpan',
  );

The install_launcher method is used to describe a binary program launcher that will be added to the Windows "Start" menu when the distribution is installed.

It takes two compulsory parameters.

The compulsory 'name' param is the name of the launcher, and the text that label will be displayed in the start menu (Currently this only supports ASCII, and is not language-aware in any way).

The compulsory 'bin' param should be the name of a .bat script launcher in the Perl bin directory. The program itself MUST be installed before trying to add the launcher.

Returns true or throws an exception on error.

install_website

  $self->install_website(
          name       => 'Strawberry Perl Website',
          url        => 'http://strawberryperl.com/',
          icon_file  => 'Strawberry Perl Website.ico',
          icon_index => 1,
  );

The install_website param is used to install a "Start" menu entry that will load a website using the default system browser.

The compulsory 'name' param should be the name of the website, and will be the labelled displayed in the "Start" menu.

The compulsory 'url' param is the fully resolved URL for the website.

The optional 'icon_file' param should be the path to a file that contains the icon for the website.

The optional 'icon_index' param should be the icon index within the icon file. This param is optional even if the 'icon_file' param has been provided, by default the first icon in the file will be used.

Returns true on success, or throws an exception on error.

DIAGNOSTICS ^

See Perl::Dist::WiX::Diagnostics for a list of exceptions that this module can throw.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS (SUPPORT) ^

Bugs should be reported via:

1) The CPAN bug tracker at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Perl-Dist-WiX if you have an account there.

2) Email to <bug-Perl-Dist-WiX@rt.cpan.org> if you do not.

For other issues, contact the topmost author.

AUTHORS ^

Curtis Jewell <csjewell@cpan.org>

SEE ALSO ^

Perl::Dist::WiX, http://ali.as/, http://csjewell.comyr.com/perl/

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

Copyright 2009 - 2010 Curtis Jewell.

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 distribution.

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