A simple guide to ExtUtils::MakeMaker

This is a guide to basic tasks in ExtUtils::MakeMaker. I wrote this because I keep forgetting how to do things.

What to put in Makefile.PL

Make a dependence on another module

use ExtUtils::MakeMaker;
WriteMakefile (
    PREREQ_PM => {
        "Some::Module" => 0,
    },
);

An inconsistency is that for modules required for building, one uses BUILD_REQUIRES and for testing one uses TEST_REQUIRES but for run-time requirements one uses PREREQ_PM.

Add a link to a github repository

my $repo = 'https://github.com/benkasminbullock/Lingua-JA-Moji';

WriteMakefile (
    META_MERGE => {
        resources => {
            repository => $repo,
            bugtracker => "$repo/issues",
        },
    },
);

Web links


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