|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re^2: Application Distribution (modules, cpan, etc)by tsee (Curate)
|on Feb 20, 2007 at 10:31 UTC||Need Help??|
Come on, give me a break. Would you expect to be able to use a DBI which you compiled on linux/x64 to work on Windows/32bit? I don't think so.
Short of cross-compiling all module dependencies (forget I even said that), there is no way to get any C application to work on a foreign platform. XS modules fall into that category.
That said, you can build a .par archive of all pure-perl dependencies and that package will work on any platform.
If your application does not have non-core XS dependencies, you can even use pp's -P option to create a portable perl script with all non-core dependencies embedded. It should subsequently be runnable with a stock perl.
Additionally, if you build an ELF executable using pp on linux/32, it should work whereever 32bit ELF executables do. By the way: I tried making a binary from rsnapshot. It took about 30 seconds including the download. Of course, I already had PAR::Packer installed.
As for PAR not installing on your dev machine: Please write to the PAR mailing list about that. We're committed to make PAR work on almost any system.