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Alien::Package::Tgz(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Alien::Package::Tgz(3pm)

NAME

Alien::Package::Tgz - an object that represents a tgz package

DESCRIPTION

This is an object class that represents a tgz package, as used in Slackware. It also allows conversion of raw tar files. It is derived from Alien::Package.

CLASS DATA

scripttrans
Translation table between canoical script names and the names used in tgz's.

METHODS

checkfile
Detect tgz files by their extension.
install
Install a tgz with installpkg. Pass in the filename of the tgz to install.

installpkg (a slackware program) is used because I'm not sanguine about just untarring a tgz file. It might trash a system.

scan
Scan a tgz file for fields. Has to scan the filename for most of the information, since there is little useful metadata in the file itself.
unpack
Unpack tgz.
prep
Adds a populated install directory to the build tree.
build
Build a tgz.

AUTHOR

Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net>
2020-03-31 perl v5.30.0