This is the ExtUtils::MakeMaker Perl module which adds functionality to Perl. It is a newer version of a module which comes with Perl by default. Please report any bugs via http://rt.cpan.org. Send questions and discussion to firstname.lastname@example.org REQUIREMENTS * Perl 5.6.0 or newer * make * Windows can use nmake or dmake * Some Perls, such as Strawberry Perl, come with dmake * dmake http://search.cpan.org/dist/dmake/ * nmake ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/nmake15.exe * Unix (Linux, OS X, Cygwin, etc...) can use GNU make, BSD make... most any Unix make. * VMS can use MMS or MMK * MMK http://www.madgoat.com/mmk.html TO INSTALL For all users on most Unix systems: perl Makefile.PL make make test sudo make install For all users on most Windows systems: perl Makefile.PL dmake dmake test dmake install For just you: perl Makefile.PL INSTALL_BASE=~ make make test make install Run "perldoc ExtUtils::MakeMaker" while in this source directory for more instructions. We recommend against installing into a path with a space or other special character in the name (such as C:\Program Files on Windows). SPECIAL NOTE TO PACKAGERS ExtUtils::MakeMaker is designed to have no dependencies which don't ship with Perl (except make). In reality, it does, so it ships with copies of these modules. They only install if newer versions of those modules aren't already installed. That these dependencies are undeclared in order to avoid confusing the normal CPAN source installation process. A naive packaging of MakeMaker will incorrectly include these other modules in the ExtUtils-MakeMaker package. ExtUtils-Install, ExtUtils-Manifest and ExtUtils-Command should be shipped as *separate packages* from ExtUtils-MakeMaker. They have their own releases and schedules. Packagers should: 1. Delete the inc/ directory which contains those dependencies before packaging ExtUtils-MakeMaker. This will prevent them from becoming part of the MakeMaker package. 2. Insert runtime dependencies upon ExtUtils-Install, ExtUtils-Manifest and ExtUtils-Command. Check inc/ExtUtils/Install.pm, inc/ExtUtils/Manifest.pm and inc/ExtUtils/Command.pm for their current versions.