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Re^4: ExtUtils::MakeMaker and dot files

by SleepyJay (Beadle)
on Jul 19, 2012 at 18:18 UTC ( #982682=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: ExtUtils::MakeMaker and dot files
in thread ExtUtils::MakeMaker and dot files

Folks, I already covered this and I don't know how else to say it: my MANIFEST.SKIP file does indeed exist; it skips .AppleDouble folders; and the MANIFEST file itself does not contain .AppleDouble folders or files. THIS IS ALREADY IN EFFECT.

And yet my make will still grab lib/Project/.AppleDouble/Foo.pm, even though the MANIFEST *only* says lib/Project/Foo.pm.

For example:

$ make ... cp lib/Project/Foo.pm blib/lib/Project/Foo.pm cp lib/Project/.AppleDouble/Foo.pm blib/lib/Project/.AppleDouble/Foo.p +m ... $ cat MANIFEST ... lib/Project/Foo.pm ...

The MANIFEST did not call for the files in the .AppleDouble folder, but they are still copied to blib. This is still a problem.


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Re^5: ExtUtils::MakeMaker and dot files
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 20, 2012 at 00:59 UTC

    The MANIFEST did not call for the files in the .AppleDouble folder, but they are still copied to blib. This is still a problem.

    Well, .AppleDouble/Foo.pm sure did not get copied to blib (I tested)

    But lib/.AppleDouble/Foop.pm did -- you should have been more specific!

    But I'd say its still not a problem because the purpose of MANIFEST.SKIP is to control which files get put into a tarball when you use make dist -- and if you do use  make dist then the resulting tarball will be free of .AppleDouble folders

    Otherwise you'd have to use the icky PM_FILTER option, or the laborious PM option

    PM => { 'Foo.pm' => '$(INST_LIBDIR)/Foo.pm', 'lib/Foop.pm' => '$(INST_LIBDIR)/Foop.pm', },

      Sigh. But we aren't making tar balls for distribution in this case. We are moving library-type code to a common location on a server to run in a dev environment. When I run my make mantra, the resulting Makefile itself has TO_INST_PM = lib/Project/.AppleDouble/Foo.pm in it. That is 100% my problem and it doesn't relate in any way to MANIFEST. I keep saying that MANIFEST isn't my problem, and yet it keeps coming up. What words am I not saying to make this clear?

      My solution has to reside in keeping Makefile.PL from recursing into .AppleDouble directories inside of lib. Or I need a completely different tool or approach. MANIFEST would only be relevant if I could have make install read the MANIFEST when moving to the perl lib area.

      BTW, I tried PM_FILTER => "grep -v \'.AppleDouble\'",, but that didn't seem to do anything--I may just not quite gotten the sytax or quoting quite right?

      I also looked into hacking out the .AppleDouble lines from the Makefile itself, but since I don't quite know what's going inside there, maybe that's a bad idea.

        The AppleDouble folders exist because of the afp connection that I am making to access the files. I can side step this (we hope) by using SFTP instead. This wont write AppleDouble any more and I should be all set.

        BTW, I tried PM_FILTER ...

        But have you read the the docs for PM_FILTER?

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