Task::AlienDev - Task bundle for Alien development
$ cpanm Task::AlienDev
This Task bundle is useful for those doing Alien development. Installing it will give you these modules:
Framework for writing Aliens.
Is used on Windows to make autoconf style packages work.
af command line application for working with alienfiles.
The Dist::Zilla minting profile for creating Alien::Build based Aliens.
Some useful Dist::Zilla plugins useful for developing Alien::Build based Aliens.
The latest versions as of when this Task was released should be installed at minimum if they are not already installed.
In addition these modules, which are dynamic dependencies on some platforms, are installed:
Having these dynamic dependencies pre-installed makes it easier to test Aliens in both
Other prereqs may be added in the future if they are deemed useful for Alien development.
This module does require Perl 5.22 or better currently because at least some of its prereqs require that version. Note that Aliens authored with these tools should work on Perls of at least 5.8.4 or better, so this is just a development requirement.
This Task indirectly requires both Alien::FFI and Alien::Libarchive3. If you do not want to build them from source or do not have internet access where the build is happening you will want to pre-install
libarchive. On Debian based systems you can do that with
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libffi-dev libarchive-dev.
Graham Ollis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This software is copyright (c) 2021 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.