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Re: Config files in CPAN modules?

by adamk (Chaplain)
on Jul 22, 2006 at 12:57 UTC ( #563005=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Config files in CPAN modules?

File::UserConfig might be one way to at least handle the initial case.

It installs to the module's "auto" share directory a default copy of the configuration file/directory.

When the program runs the first time for a new user, it copies it to the appropriate place.

For the upgrade case, perhaps what Ruby on Rails does for SQL schema. You have the config in a format you can manipulate, then write a series of classes that upgrade or downgrade from one version to the next.

Upgrading over a number of releases just means running each upgrade sequentially (with a backup first).


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