perrin has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Although I've written many modules over the years, I've never written one for CPAN. Now I'm trying to and finding that the logistics of it are a bit confusing.
As recommended, I started with h2xs. It created a skeleton directory tree like this:
Well, this is all good, but now I can't actually load that stub without installing the module, i.e. if I say use Foo::Bar, perl will not find Bar.pm in that structure. I could install the module and edit it, but then how do I bundle it back up for distribution? Do I have to manually copy everything back into place?[perrin@charlotte oscon]$ h2xs -AX -n Foo::Bar Writing Foo/Bar/Bar.pm Writing Foo/Bar/Makefile.PL Writing Foo/Bar/test.pl Writing Foo/Bar/Changes Writing Foo/Bar/MANIFEST
Apologies if this is all covered in the MakeMaker docs somewhere that I missed. If someone can give me a good pointer, I'll be happy to RTFM.
For the curious, the module (no, it's not really called Foo::Bar), is part of my presentation for this year's Perl Conference.