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NAME ^

megadistro - build a list of perl modules into a binary package

SYNOPSIS ^

megadistro [ OPTION ]... [ -t type ]

Usage:

megadistro [-q] [-dxv] [-t type]

megadistro [--quiet] [--debug --trace --verbose] [--disttype=TYPE]

megadistro [-q] [-dxv] [-t type] [--clean] [--build-only]

DESCRIPTION ^

The megadistro packaging system is used to read-in a list of perl modules, fetch them from CPAN, build them, and then package the successfully built modules into a binary package of the type specified by the user.

The current system can be run with various options, though, if disttype is not explicitly specified, and build-only mode is not specified, you will be prompted to select a package type. build-only mode implies that no package will be built, however, the system will, instead, generate a current snapshot of the build-tree, in the form of a tarball. Therefore, the -t TYPE or --disttype= TYPE option should always be explicitly specified.

NOTE: The megadistro system is still under development, and therefore, is still experimental.

OPTIONS ^

SWITCHES

Note: By default, the system will adequately limit its output.

-h, --help

display help for command-line options

-v, --verbose

verbose output (not recommended)

-d, --debug

debugging output (only useful for development purposes)

-q, --quiet

only display progress status (obsolete)

-x, --trace

traces through the programs execution (only useful for development purposes)

--clean

completely removes everything from your BUILDDIR (use with caution)

--force

forces an install of all modules, even if they fail their tests (do not use unless you know what you're doing!)

--build-only

skips the packaging phase, and instead generates a snapshot of your build-tree (tarball), instead of package

OVERRIDES

-t TYPE, --disttype=TYPE

specify the type of binary package to create; valid options are: rpm and deb

--modlist=FILE

the module list file

--fetchdir=DIR

the directory in which modules will be downloaded to

--extractdir=DIR

the directory in which downloaded modules will be extracted to

--builddir=DIR

the directory in which the successfully built modules will be placed

EXAMPLES ^

Run system and build a rpm package:

megadistro -t rpm

Run system and build a deb package:

megadistro -t deb

Run system and build a tarball snapshot:

megadistro --build-only

Note: If no package type is specified, you will be prompted to select one.

BUGS ^

For bugs, please file a bugreport at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=MegaDistro For more pressing needs or comments/suggestions please mail, with any pertinent information to dbuchman@cpan.org

AUTHOR ^

David Buchman (dbuchman@cpan.org)

SPECIAL THANKS ^

For all their guidence, and patience throught the whole initial development process, special thanks goes out to:

Ask Bjørn Hansen, Michael G. Schwern, Curtis Ovid Poe, The Perl Foundation.

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