Install.PL - Installer for Penguin Greetings
Install.PL [-c] [-d] [-f] [-h] [-o]
Install.PL is a home-brew installer for Penguin
Greetings. It began life as a front end to GNU install, but now
handles the installation of Perl modules (using the CPAN
module,) can perform simple string substitutions on
configuration and script files, and then install the resulting
For the convenience of the developer and user alike, it
creates a file
installer.cache from the values
entered. That way it is possible to reinstall Penguin Greetings
without having to go through the same dialog lines.
Install.PL requires the module
Config::General build and maintain the
installer.cache file. This is one of the modules
needed for Penguin Greetings anyway, but would be needed if
Install.PL is used to install something else.
-c = Do a clean install, erase
installer.cache and start over.
-d = Do a dry-run install, ask questions and
generate cache, but do not actually install any files.
-f = Force install, skip asking for locations
but use locations in
installer.cache. This can be
used to install an update to Penguin Greetings if you copy the
installer.cache file to the new source tree or can
be used by developers to update their tree.
-h = Provide a brief summary of options.
-i = Ignore (do not install) optional parts of
the installation. This is used in Penguin Greetings for the
developers to skip the installation of the images. It might be
of use to users who have their own ecard sites.
-o = Overwrite all files (ignore backup
Copyright (c) 2003, 2004 Edouard Lagache
This software is released under the GNU General Public License, Version 2. For more information, see the COPYING file included with this software or visit: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
Install.PL doesn't install the man page
Edouard Lagache <firstname.lastname@example.org>