|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re: Deployment Qsby maverick (Curate)
|on Oct 06, 2005 at 22:18 UTC||Need Help??|
I'm acutally in a similar boat with a project that I'm working on. Here's some things that can help.
1) if you're using ye-olde "perl Makefile.pl" method of installing your system, or you *can* use this method; add options to your WriteMakeFile configuration that look like this:
The first line (I think) will override the default location for the installation of the pm's. The second spells out where the executable scripts go, the third lists the executables to be installed. The handy thing that this process also does is that it fixes the #!/perl/lives/here lines in those scripts to match the location of the perl that executed the Makefile.PL.
2) You could use CPAN to install / update each system to the latest version of the required modules at the time you run 'perl Makefile.pl'...this of course assumes that CPAN is configured on each of these systems.
3) If it's a rule that your application's layout has 'bin' and 'lib' as siblings of the same directory, you can use File::Spec to figure out where lib is at run time or within a BEGIN block.
Another nice thing about using the Makefile.pl approach is that it will run your test suite before it performs an upgrade of your application. This way if some new feature doesn't work on machine X, you didn't trample an old (but working!) installation.
edit fixed typos.