May 26, 2018
DistZilla builds distributions of code to be uploaded to the CPAN. In this respect, it is like ExtUtilsMakeMaker, ModuleBuild, or ModuleInstall. Unlike those tools, however, it is not also a system for installing code that has been downloaded from the CPAN. Since it’s only run by authors, and is meant to be run on a repository checkout rather than on published, released code, it can do much more than those tools, and is free to make much more ludicrous demands in terms of prerequisites.