Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm trying to install a Perl app using ExtUtils::MakeMaker, as a first step towards building a .deb package.

The app requires various (read-only) text files, icons and sound files that need to be installed too.

MANIFEST correctly lists all files, Perl and non-Perl, but running Makefile.PL only installs the Perl files.

What's the recommended shows no interest in anything that's not Perl. I read the docs for EU::MM, and also perlnewmod etc, none of which offer clues.

What's the recommended method of installing everything at once?

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Re: Using ExtUtils::MakeMaker to install non-Perl files
by Anonymous Monk on May 17, 2018 at 06:15 UTC
    File::ShareDir::Install - Install shared files

    File::ShareDir - Locate per-dist and per-module shared files

    File::Share - Extend File::ShareDir to Local Libraries

      Yes, that certainly does the job, thanks!