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- Best way to distribute program with modules
- January Weiner
March 3, 2008, 12:10 am
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I have written quite a complex (at least for me) program of >10k lines of
code, packed in a main file and a dozen modules. While I am writing up the
publication (yep, it's a scientific program), I am wondering, what would be
the best way to package it.
Specifically, I would like to make the installation for the user as
painless as possible. Right now I write something along the lines "move
the Xxx directory into /usr/local/lib/site_perl or any other apropriate
directory with Perl modules", but this is hardly satisfactory.
I really have no experience with that, and regretfully, I will not have
time to devote a lot of attention to proper packaging, because other issues
around the publication are more pressing. Is there anything simple I could
do? I know I could use the PAR module (actually, I use pp to create
binaries), but I would much prefer to have a simple "clever" installer script.