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Nicholas Clark
September 20, 2013 13:35
does Win32 install .pl files *and* .bat files
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If a CPAN distribution contains a script, such as Pod::Perldoc contains
perldoc, or Digest-SHA contains shasum, what does Win32 actually install?

In that, as best I can tell, on all platforms the makefile copies the script
to the $(INST_SCRIPT) directory, and then runs the $(FIXIN) command:

$(INST_SCRIPT)/shasum : shasum $(FIRST_MAKEFILE) $(INST_SCRIPT)$(DFSEP).exists $(INST_BIN)$(DFSEP).exists
	$(NOECHO) $(RM_F) $(INST_SCRIPT)/shasum
	$(CP) shasum $(INST_SCRIPT)/shasum
	$(FIXIN) $(INST_SCRIPT)/shasum

On *nix the FIXIN command is this

FIXIN = $(ABSPERLRUN) -MExtUtils::MY -e 'MY->fixin(shift)' --

and on VMS just the quoting differs:

FIXIN = $(ABSPERLRUN) "-MExtUtils::MY" -e "MY->fixin(shift)" "--"

MY->fixin calls the fixin() method, which uses $Config{startperl} to change
the #! line

However, the filename is unchanged.

On Win32, the FIXIN command appears to be this:

FIXIN = $(PERLRUN) ../../win32/bin/

As best I can tell, in the case would create a shasum.bat file
within $(INST_SCRIPT)

As far as the perl core goes, I believe that ./installperl will *only*
install shasum.bat

However, if one builds Digest::SHA (or Pod::Perldoc, or anything else) from
a tarball, does it end up with both shasum and shasum.bat being installed?

Basically, the entire contents of $(INST_SCRIPT) being copied?

I'd like to know, because VMS isn't consistent with this, and getting a couple
more things consistent would permit a bunch of simplification of the core
build process.

Nicholas Clark

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