Alien::automake - Build or find automake
In your script or module:
use Alien::automake; use Env qw( @PATH ); unshift @PATH, Alien::automake->bin_dir;
This distribution provides automake so that it can be used by other Perl distributions that are on CPAN. It does this by first trying to detect an existing install of automake on your system. If found it will use that. If it cannot be found, the source code will be downloaded from the internet and it will be installed in a private share location for the use of other modules.
This Alien provides the following helpers which will execute the corresponding command. You want to use the helpers because they will use the correct incantation on Windows.
This module is currently configured to always do a share install. This is because
system installs for this alien are not reliable. Please see this issue for details: https://github.com/plicease/Alien-autoconf/issues/2 (the issue is for autoconf, but relates to automake as well). The good news is that most of the time you shouldn't need this module unless you are building another alien from source. If your system provides the package that is targeted by the upstream alien I recommend using that. If you are packaging system packages for your platform then I recommend making sure the upstream alien uses the system library so you won't need to install this module.
Author: Graham Ollis <email@example.com>
Roy Storey (KIWIROY)
This software is copyright (c) 2017-2022 by Graham Ollis.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.