Alien::Build::Plugin::Build::Copy(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Alien::Build::Plugin::Build::Copy(3)

Alien::Build::Plugin::Build::Copy - Copy plugin for Alien::Build

version 2.83

use alienfile;
plugin 'Build::Copy';

This plugin copies all of the files from the source to the staging prefix. This is mainly useful for software packages that are provided as binary blobs. It works on both Unix and Windows using the appropriate commands for those platforms without having worry about the platform details in your alienfile.

If you want to filter add or remove files from what gets installed you can use a "before" hook.

build {
  before 'build' => sub {
    # remove or modify files
  plugin 'Build::Copy';

Some packages might have binary blobs on some platforms and require build from source on others. In that situation you can use "if" statements with the appropriate logic in your alienfile.

configure {
  # normally the Build::Copy plugin will insert itself
  # as a config requires, but since it is only used
  # on some platforms, you will want to explicitly
  # require it in your alienfile in case you build your
  # alien dist on a platform that doesn't use it.
  requires 'Alien::Build::Plugin::Build::Copy';

build {
  if($^O eq 'linux')
    start_url '';
    plugin 'Download';
    plugin 'Extract' => 'tar.gz';
    plugin 'Build::Copy';
    start_url '';
    plugin 'Download';
    plugin 'Extract' => 'tar.gz';
    plugin 'Build::Autoconf';

Author: Graham Ollis <>


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This software is copyright (c) 2011-2022 by Graham Ollis.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

2024-06-12 perl v5.38.2