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8.71. ExtUtils::Install

Used by MakeMaker for handling the platform-dependent installation and deinstallation of modules; not meant to provide general-purpose tools. Exports the following functions.

install

install (\hashref, verbose, nonono)

Installs files. Takes the following arguments:

\hashref
Reference to a hash, in which each key is a directory to copy from and the value is the directory to copy into. The whole tree below the "from" directory is copied, with timestamps and permissions preserved.

The hash has two additional keys: read and write. After copying everything, install writes the list of target files to the file named by $hashref->{write}. If there is another file named by $hashref->{read}, its contents are merged into the written file.

verbose
Verbose switch.

nonono
Don't-really-do-it switch.

install_default

install_default ([fullext])

Calls install with the same arguments as the MakeMaker defaults. Takes zero or one argument. With no argument, it treats $ARGV[0] as the argument. If present, the argument contains the value of MakeMaker's FULLEXT key.

pm_to_blib

pm_to_blib (\hashref[, dir])

Takes a hash reference as the first argument and copies all the keys of the hash to the corresponding values. Filenames with the .pm extension are autosplit. The optional second argument is the autosplit directory.

uninstall

uninstall (packlistfile, verbose, nonono)

Uninstalls files. Takes the following arguments:

packlistfile
Name of file containing filenames to be unlinked

verbose
Verbose switch

nonono
No-don't-really-do-it-now switch



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