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Packaging for Perl Code

by tarunmudgal4u (Sexton)
on Sep 23, 2013 at 13:08 UTC ( #1055283=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
tarunmudgal4u has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi, I've written a Perl script that I want to deploy on multiple clients. For this, to avoid Perl and required modules installation on clients, I thought to create a standalone exe of my Perl code.

I tried three different ways to accomplish this task i.e. 1) perl2exe 2) ActivePerl's perlapp and 3) PAR::Packer pp utility

All of these ways didn't work and the problem was with Sys::Info::OS module. No any of above utilities helped me to resolve this issue. Below is the somewhat error I got for all of these utilities (as of now it's the output of pp utility)-

Operating system identified as: 'Windows'. Native driver can not be lo +aded: Error loading Sys::Info::Driver::Windows::OS : Can't locate Sys\Info\Driver\Windows\ in @INC (@INC contains: C +ODE(0x2fccd0c) C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Local\Tem p\2\par-41646d696e6973747261746f72\cache-da79bd4ee6c09b5134fa9a2cc4755 +4c99da6eb1c\inc\lib C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Loca l\Temp\2\par-41646d696e6973747261746f72\cache-da79bd4ee6c09b5134fa9a2c +c47554c99da6eb1c\inc CODE(0x2d5adf4) CODE(0x2d5b18 4)) at Sys/Info/ line 46. at Sys/Info/ line 11. . Falling back to compatibility mode Error loading Sys::Info::Driver::Unknown::OS: Can't locate Sys\Info\Dr +iver\Unknown\ in @INC (@INC contains: CODE(0x 2fccd0c) C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Local\Temp\2\par-41646d696e69737472 +61746f72\cache-da79bd4ee6c09b5134fa9a2cc47554c99da 6eb1c\inc\lib C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Local\Temp\2\par-41646d696e697 +3747261746f72\cache-da79bd4ee6c09b5134fa9a2cc47554 c99da6eb1c\inc CODE(0x2d5adf4) CODE(0x2d5b184)) at Sys/Info/ li +ne 46. at Sys/Info/ line 11. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at Sys/Info/ line 11. Compilation failed in require at script/ line 25. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at script/ line 25.

Other details:

- OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64 bit)

- ActivePerl: (v5.16.3) built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread

- This script runs normally if run using without packaging

Please let me know if you guys have faced this issue OR any suggestions will also be appreciated.

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Re: Packaging for Perl Code
by marto (Chancellor) on Sep 23, 2013 at 13:21 UTC

    "as of now it's the output of pp utility"

    It'd make more sense if you actually showed how you ran pp to generate this executable. I suggest using the -x option and being verbose with the output of the packaging:

    pp -x -vv -o derp.exe

      Below is the complete output-

      C:\Jenkins Workspace>pp -o TCExecutor.exe -l "C:\Perl\site\lib\Sys\Inf +o\Driver\Windows" -l "C:\Perl\site\lib\Sys\Info\Dr iver\Unknown" -l "C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\Sys\Info\Driver\Windows\Window +s.dll" -l "C:\Perl\site\lib\Sys\Info" -M "Sys\Info \Driver\Windows\" -M "Sys\Info\Driver\Unknown\" -M "Sys\Info" -M "Module\ScanDeps\" -x -vv TCEx Set up gcc environment - 3.4.5 (mingw-vista special r3) C:\Perl\site\bin/pp: Packing C:\Perl\site\bin/pp: Writing PAR on \ppLopua.par Killing running processes of IEDriverServer, chromedriver, firefox or +AutoItX3 if any.. No any IEDriverServer, chromedriver, firefox or AutoItX3 processes run +ning.. Looks Good Deleting C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Local\Temp\2 directory.. + done Mapping a drive to build machine failed Error: Couldn't map to network drive \\\C$\luauser_perfor +ce\depot\Shared_Tech\Documentation\Projects\LUA\2. 3.3\QA\Automation\LUA Maven\Eclipse_Maven\Framework Please check your network: Sys\Info\Driver\Windows\ No such file or directory at C:/Perl/si +te/lib/Module/ScanDeps/ line 17. END failed--call queue aborted at line 128. SYSTEM ERROR in executing 512 at C:/Perl/site/lib/Modul +e/ line 1302.

      I've implemented the changes suggested. Still, pp doesn't execute successfully.

        Hi, I've made some more changes and it's working fine now.. thanks

Re: Packaging for Perl Code
by tobyink (Abbot) on Sep 23, 2013 at 14:26 UTC

    Sys::Info::OS seems to load additional OS-specific modules at runtime. pp is not able to detect that it needs these when you're packaging, so you need to list them explicitly (-M option).

    use Moops; class Cow :rw { has name => (default => 'Ermintrude') }; say Cow->new->name

      And in the case of ActiveState PerlApp, --add "SomeThing::Foo".

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