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Module::Install::Share

NAME

Module::Install::Share − Install non−code files for use during run−time

SYNOPSIS

    # Put everything inside ./share/ into the distribution 'auto' path
    install_share 'share';
    # Same thing as above using the default directory name
    install_share;

DESCRIPTION

As well as Perl modules and Perl binary applications, some distributions need to install read-only data files to a location on the file system for use at run-time.

XML Schemas, YAML data files, and SQLite databases are examples of the sort of things distributions might typically need to have available after installation.

"Module::Install::Share" is a Module::Install extension that provides commands to allow these files to be installed to the applicable location on disk.

To locate the files after installation so they can be used inside your module, see this extension’s companion module File::ShareDir.

TO DO

Currently "install_share" installs not only the files you want, but if called by the author will also copy .svn and other source-control directories, and other junk.

Enhance this to copy only files under share that are in the MANIFEST , or possibly those not in MANIFEST.SKIP .

AUTHORS

Audrey Tang <autrijus AT autrijus DOT org>

Adam Kennedy <adamk AT cpan DOT org>

SEE ALSO

Module::Install, File::ShareDir

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2006 Audrey Tang, Adam Kennedy.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

See <http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html>

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