Module::Build::Tiny - A tiny replacement for Module::Build
Many Perl distributions use a Build.PL file instead of a Makefile.PL file to
drive distribution configuration, build, test and installation. Traditionally,
Build.PL uses Module::Build as the underlying build system. This module
provides a simple, lightweight, drop-in replacement.
Whereas Module::Build has over 6,700 lines of code; this module has less than
120, yet supports the features needed by most distributions.
- Pure Perl distributions
- Building XS or C
- Recursive test files
- Man page generation
- Generated code from PL files
- Dynamic prerequisites
- HTML documentation generation
- Extending Module::Build::Tiny
- Module sharedirs
Your .pm and .pod files must be in lib/
. Any executables must be in
. Test files must be in t/
. Dist sharedirs must be in
These all work pretty much like their Module::Build equivalents.
This supports the following options:
This module doesn't support authoring. To develop modules using
Module::Build::Tiny, usage of Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ModuleBuildTiny or
App::ModuleBuildTiny is recommended.
Options can be provided in the "PERL_MB_OPT" environment variable the
same way they can with Module::Build. This should be done during the
- Argument parsing
Module::Build has an extremely permissive way of argument handling,
Module::Build::Tiny only supports a (sane) subset of that. In particular,
"./Build destdir=/foo" does not work, you will need to pass it
as "./Build --destdir=/foo".
Module::Build::Tiny does not support .modulebuildrc files. In particular,
this means that versions of local::lib older than 1.006008 may break with
"ERROR: Can't create /usr/local/somepath". If the output of
"perl -Mlocal::lib" contains "MODULEBUILDRC" but not
"PERL_MB_OPT ", you will need to upgrade it to resolve this
- Leon Timmermans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- David Golden <email@example.com>
This software is copyright (c) 2011 by Leon Timmermans, David Golden.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.