[rt-devel] Site Lib

darren chamberlain darren at boston.com
Wed Jun 12 16:44:18 EDT 2002

* Jim Meyer <purp at wildbrain.com> [2002-06-12 12:54]:
> On Tue, 2002-06-11 at 18:58, Jesse Vincent wrote:
> > Your perl site_lib exists for this sort of purpose. I'd recommend packaging 
> > addon modules with h2xs....   
> > 
> > 3.0 will likely have a local/lib which corresponds to local/WebRT
> We keep thinking about implementing this here; as we considered it
> last, we decided that it *should* be as easy as creating the directory
> and adding a "use lib" statement to everything in the bin directory.
> (and then we solve the problem some other way ;)
> Is it not that simple?

It is, more or less, as long as youo grok how Perl handles package

I've gotten in the habit of putting local modifications into the RTx::
namespace, and making standard perl-ish tarballs out of the stuff.  The
path to RT is a Makefile.PL parameter:

  $ perl Makefile.PL RT=/opt/rt2
  $ make
  # make install

Makefile.PL then does:

  my %ARGV = map { split /=/, $_, 2 } grep /=/, @ARGV;
  unshift @INC, $ARGV{'RT'};

I also add a use lib $ARGV{'RT'} to the top of the RTx:: modules as well
(they get preprocessed during the install step, using the %ARGV).


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