ppd2par - Create PAR distributions from PPD XML files
ppd2par [-v -o DIR ...] -u PPD-URI-OR-FILE
This script creates PAR distributions from packages for the Perl Package Manager which is specific to ActiveState's perl distributions. In order to do this, ppd2par parses a PPD document (which is XML). The PPD document contains meta data and URIs for the actual .tar.gz packages of the PPM package.
-u --uri Set the place to fetch the .ppd file from. Can be an URL (http://..., https://..., ftp://...) or a local file. -v --verbose Sets the verbose mode. -o --out Sets the output directory. (default: .) --no-docs Strip all documentation (man pages, html documentation) from the resulting PAR distribution. (This step is carried out at the end. If something goes wrong, it will be skipped.)
You can also set various bits of meta data by hand:
-n --distname Distribution name --dv --distversion Distribution version (Note: This is not -v!) -p --perlversion Perl version (can be set to 'any_version') -a --arch Architecture string (can be set to 'any_arch') --sa --selectarch Regexp for selecting the implementation based on architecture --sp --selectperl Regexp for selecting the implementation based on perl version
This tool is implemented using the PAR::Dist::FromPPD module. Please refer to that module's documentation for details on how this all works.
PAR has a mailing list, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, that you can write to; send an empty mail to <email@example.com> to join the list and participate in the discussion.
Please send bug reports to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The official PAR website may be of help, too: http://par.perl.org
For details on the Perl Package Manager, please refer to ActiveState's website at http://activestate.com.
Steffen Mueller, <smueller at cpan dot org>
Copyright (C) 2006 by Steffen Mueller
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.6 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.