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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I don't think this will work out well with the tools we have.

    Let me explain: The default installation paths for the traditional Perl resources are taken from the compile-time %Config hash. This includes various paths for modules and their binary parts, but no concept of user directories, /var/www or any other resources.

    Naturally, %Config being populated on perl-compile time cannot and should not provide this information. But scanning the system File::HomeDir-esque during installation and making guesses on b
    • Worse yet is asking the user during installation of a CPAN module. These kinds of questions are what makes the lives of sysadmins and cpan testers alike miserable.

      What you need is the installation of some tool in the bindir which can complete the installation. Taking the same approach that e.g. kwiki or rails takes. It does involve packaging all the assets into a Perl module somehow and then extracting them. In fact, a framework that does this might well be a useful CPAN module...