May 26, 2018

Build.PL install path logic made easy

ExtUtilsInstallPaths tries to make install path resolution as easy as possible.

When you want to install a module, it needs to figure out where to install things. The nutshell version of how this works is that default installation locations are determined from ExtUtilsConfig, and they may be individually overridden by using the install_path attribute. An install_base attribute lets you specify an alternative installation root like /home/foo and prefix does something similar in a rather different and more complicated way. destdir lets you specify a temporary installation directory like /tmp/install in case you want to create bundled-up installable packages.

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