NAME Devel::PatchPerl - Patch perl source a la Devel::PPPort's buildperl.pl VERSION version 2.08 SYNOPSIS use strict; use warnings; use Devel::PatchPerl; Devel::PatchPerl->patch_source( '5.6.1', '/path/to/untarred/perl/source/perl-5.6.1' ); DESCRIPTION Devel::PatchPerl is a modularisation of the patching code contained in Devel::PPPort's buildperl.pl. It does not build perls, it merely provides an interface to the source patching functionality. FUNCTION patch_source Takes two parameters, a perl version and the path to unwrapped perl source for that version. It dies on any errors. If you don't supply a perl version, it will attempt to auto-determine the perl version from the specified path. If you don't supply the path to unwrapped perl source, it will assume the current working directory. determine_version Takes one optional parameter, the path to unwrapped perl source. It returns the perl version of the source code at the given location. It returns undef on error. If you don't supply the path to unwrapped perl source, it will assume the current working directory. PLUGIN SYSTEM See Devel::PatchPerl::Plugin for details of Devel::PatchPerl's plugin system. PATCHLEVEL Devel::PatchPerl will normally update the patchlevel.h file in the perl source tree to indicate that it has applied local patches. This behaviour is negated if it is detected that it is operating in a git repository. To override this and update patchlevel.h when in a Git repository, set the env var PERL5_PATCHPERL_PATCHLEVEL to a true value. Alternatively, call patchperl with the --patchlevel option. CAVEAT Devel::PatchPerl is intended only to facilitate the building of perls, not to facilitate the testing of perls. This means that it will not patch failing tests in the perl testsuite. SEE ALSO Devel::PPPort Devel::PatchPerl::Plugin AUTHOR Chris Williams <email@example.com> COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE This software is copyright (c) 2021 by Chris Williams and Marcus Holland-Moritz. This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.