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Manual Reference Pages  -  MODULE::INSTALL::BUNDLE (3)

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NAME

Module::Install::Bundle - Bundle distributions along with your distribution

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

Have your Makefile.PL read as follows:



  use inc::Module::Install;
 
  name      Foo-Bar;
  all_from  lib/Foo/Bar.pm;
  requires  Baz => 1.60;
 
  # one of either:
  bundle    Baz => 1.60;
  # OR:
  auto_bundle;
 
  WriteAll;



DESCRIPTION

Module::Install::Bundle allows you to bundle a CPAN distribution within your distribution. When your end-users install your distribution, the bundled distribution will be installed along with yours, unless a newer version of the bundled distribution already exists on their local filesystem.

While bundling will increase the size of your distribution, it has several benefits:



  Allows installation of bundled distributions when CPAN is unavailable
  Allows installation of bundled distributions when networking is unavailable
  Allows everything your distribution needs to be packaged in one place



Bundling differs from auto-installation in that when it comes time to install, a bundled distribution will be installed based on the distribution bundled with your distribution, whereas with auto-installation the distribution to be installed will be acquired from CPAN and then installed.

METHODS

o auto_bundle()

Takes no arguments, will bundle every distribution specified by a requires(). When you, as a module author, do a perl Makefile.PL the latest versions of the distributions to be bundled will be acquired from CPAN and placed in inc/BUNDLES/.

o bundle($name, $version)

Takes a list of key/value pairs specifying a distribution name and version number. When you, as a module author, do a perl Makefile.PL the distributions that you specified with bundle() will be acquired from CPAN and placed in inc/BUNDLES/.

o bundle_deps($name, $version)

Same as bundle, except that all dependencies of the bundled modules are also detected and bundled. To use this function, you need to declare the minimum supported perl version first, like this:



    perl_version( 5.005 );



o auto_bundle_deps

Same as auto_bundle, except that all dependencies of the bundled modules are also detected and bundled. This function has the same constraints as bundle_deps.

BUGS

Please report any bugs to (patches welcome):



    http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Module-Install



AUTHORS

Audrey Tang <autrijus@autrijus.org>

Documentation by Adam Foxson <afoxson@pobox.com>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2003, 2004, 2005 by Audrey Tang <autrijus@autrijus.org>.

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

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