[Israel.pm] packaging Perl script(s) with dependent Perl modules in a tarball

sawyer x xsawyerx at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 00:42:09 PST 2013


FatPacker creates a directory tree that you can edit before fatpacking it
and you can also indicate additional prerequisites. There was a talk on it
available on YouTube! and there was an article in the last Advent Calendar
explaining how it works and how to use it.

On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 8:53 AM, Shmuel Fomberg <shmuelfomberg at gmail.com>wrote:

>
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 10:55 PM, Yona Shlomo wrote:
>
>>  On Thu, 31 Jan 2013, Shmuel Fomberg wrote:
>>
>> > FatPack jam everything to one big file.
>>
>> > Also, be sure to review what he is going to pick - he takes everything
>> that
>> > is not core and your program uses. I was surprised to learn when it not
>> > actually core...
>> > (it makes an intermediate file that you can edit)
>>
>> What do you mean?
>> Will it try to add unnecessary dependencies?
>>
>
> There are a few modules that are 'semi-core', practically exists
> everywhere, but not part of the formal core. I was surprised to find that
> DBI is one of them.
> Also, if you happen to install a newer version of a core module, (for
> unrelated things) FatPacker will assume that you need this version and not
> the core one, and will pack it along.
>
> Shmuel.
>
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