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Module Version: 0.05

# NAME

Docs::Site_SVD::File_Maker - mimics a make by loading a database and calling targets methods

# Title Page

 Software Version Description

for

Docs::Site_SVD::File_Maker - mimics a make by loading a database and calling targets methods

Revision: D

Version: 0.05

Date: 2004/05/13

Prepared for: General Public

Prepared by:  SoftwareDiamonds.com E<lt>support@SoftwareDiamonds.comE<gt>

Classification: NONE

# 1.0 SCOPE

This paragraph identifies and provides an overview of the released files.

## 1.1 Identification

This release, identified in 3.2, is a collection of Perl modules that extend the capabilities of the Perl language.

## 1.2 System overview

The system is the Perl programming language software. As established by the Perl referenced documents, program modules, such the "File::Maker" module, extends the Perl language.

The system is the Perl programming language software. As established by the Perl referenced documents, program modules, such the "DataPort::Maker" module, extends the Perl language.

The File::Maker provides a "make" style interface for modules as shown below:

 \%targets, @targets, \%options
\%targets, @targets
\%targets, \%options

The \%targets contains a list of targets that are supplied by the using program module. The option -pm = file tells File::Maker to load a database from the __DATA__ section of a program module that is in the Tie::Form format. This provides a more flexible alternative to the defines and macros in a "makefile".

## 1.3 Document overview.

This document releases File::Maker version 0.05 providing description of the inventory, installation instructions and other information necessary to utilize and track this release.

# 3.0 VERSION DESCRIPTION

All file specifications in this SVD use the Unix operating system file specification.

## 3.1 Inventory of materials released.

This document releases the file

 File-Maker-0.05.tar.gz

found at the following repository(s):

  http://www.softwarediamonds/packages/
http://www.perl.com/CPAN/authors/id/S/SO/SOFTDIA/

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 603 882-0846 E<lt>support@SoftwareDiamonds.comE<gt>

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## 3.2 Inventory of software contents

The content of the released, compressed, archieve file, consists of the following files:

 file                                                         version date       comment
------------------------------------------------------------ ------- ---------- ------------------------
lib/Docs/Site_SVD/File_Maker.pm                              0.05    2004/05/13 revised 0.04
MANIFEST                                                     0.05    2004/05/13 generated, replaces 0.04
Makefile.PL                                                  0.05    2004/05/13 generated, replaces 0.04
README                                                       0.05    2004/05/13 generated, replaces 0.04
lib/File/Maker.pm                                            0.05    2004/05/13 revised 0.04
t/File/Maker.d                                               0.01    2004/05/10 unchanged
t/File/Maker.pm                                              0.01    2004/05/10 unchanged
t/File/Maker.t                                               0.04    2004/05/13 revised 0.03
t/File/_Maker_/MakerDB.pm                                    0.01    2004/05/10 unchanged
t/File/File/Package.pm                                       1.17    2004/05/13 unchanged
t/File/File/SmartNL.pm                                       1.16    2004/05/13 revised 1.15
t/File/Test/Tech.pm                                          1.25    2004/05/13 revised 1.24
t/File/Data/Secs2.pm                                         1.23    2004/05/13 revised 1.22
t/File/Data/SecsPack.pm                                      0.08    2004/05/13 revised 0.07

## 3.3 Changes

Changes are as follows:

File-Maker-0.01

Originated

File-Maker-0.02

Need a return at top of the __DATA__ record to be compatible with obsolete DataPort::Maker program module.

File-Maker-0.03

Restore @INC in load_db subroutine. Added test for the same.

File-Maker-0.04

Failures for 0.03:

 Subject: FAIL File-Maker-0.03 i386-netbsd 1.6
Subject: FAIL File-Maker-0.03 sparc-linux 2.4.21-pre7
Subject: FAIL File-Maker-0.03 i386-freebsd 4.6.2-release

From: alian@cpan.org (CPAN Tester; CPAN++ automate )

t/File/Maker....# Test 6 got: '

Revision: -^
End_User: General Public^
Author: http://www.SoftwareDiamonds.com support@SoftwareDiamonds.com^
Version: ^
Classification: None^

~-~
' (t/File/Maker.t at line 190)
#   Expected: '

Revision: -^
End_User: General Public^
Author: http://www.SoftwareDiamonds.com support@SoftwareDiamonds.com^
Version: ^
Classification: None^

~-~
'

CORRECTIVE:

Probably differences in New Line for Unix versus Microsoft. Thus, run the __DATA__ through the smartNL routine to see if File-Maker has a better reception in the UNIX world.

File-Maker-0.04

Had DataPort::Maker for POD NAME. Changed POD NAME to File::Maker

\item File-Maker-0.05

Changed synopsis for a target so that it now nay return a $self object reference as well as $success. This allows targets to pass data between each other via the $self underlying data or even create a different class object for$self.

This installation requires that the installation site has the Perl programming language installed. There are no other additional requirements or tailoring needed of configurations files, adaptation data or other software needed for this installation particular to any installation site.

## 3.5 Related documents.

There are no related documents needed for the installation and test of this release.

## 3.6 Installation instructions.

Instructions for installation, installation tests and installation support are as follows:

Installation Instructions.

To installed the release file, use the CPAN module pr PPM module in the Perl release or the INSTALL.PL script at the following web site:

 http://packages.SoftwareDiamonds.com

Follow the instructions for the the chosen installation software.

If all else fails, the file may be manually installed. Enter one of the following repositories in a web browser:

  http://www.softwarediamonds/packages/
http://www.perl.com/CPAN/authors/id/S/SO/SOFTDIA/

Right click on 'File-Maker-0.05.tar.gz' and download to a temporary installation directory. Enter the following where $make is 'nmake' for microsoft windows; otherwise 'make'.  gunzip File-Maker-0.05.tar.gz tar -xf File-Maker-0.05.tar perl Makefile.PL$make test
\$make install

On Microsoft operating system, nmake, tar, and gunzip must be in the exeuction path. If tar and gunzip are not install, download and install unxutils from

 http://packages.softwarediamonds.com
Prerequistes.
 'File::Package' => '1.16',
'Tie::Form' => '0.01',
'Tie::Layers' => '0.02',
'Data::Startup' => '0.02',
Security, privacy, or safety precautions.

None.

Installation Tests.

Most Perl installation software will run the following test script(s) as part of the installation:

 t/File/Maker.t
Installation support.

If there are installation problems or questions with the installation contact

 603 882-0846 E<lt>support@SoftwareDiamonds.comE<gt>

## 3.7 Possible problems and known errors

There are no known open issues.

# 4.0 NOTES

The following are useful acronyms:

.d

extension for a Perl demo script file

.pm

extension for a Perl Library Module

.t

extension for a Perl test script file

DID

Data Item Description

DOD

Department of Defense

POD

Plain Old Documentation

SVD

Software Version Description

US

United States