FAQ

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 8:27 PM, David Carmean wrote:
Did the behavior of script_files (nee scripts) change?  I'm pretty sure
that some time ago, everything in bin or scripts was *not* installed by
default, and I had to explicitly list what I wanted installed.
According to the Changes file, script_files has been defaulting to
'bin' since 2005. If you just changed from keeping things in
'scripts' to 'bin', then you might be surprised by the behavior.
The situation is that I have a single executable and a handful of symlinks
pointing to that executable; when I do the install, I get multiple
copies of the executable.  What I'm trying to do is create a subclass
with a custom ACTION_install that creates those symlinks for me in the
destination directory.  I need to have the symlinks in $BASEDIR/bin or
$BASEDIR/scripts for development, so I don't have to run Build to get stuff
into blib every time I want to run the scripts. With 0.30 this just creates
a mess in the install destination directory.
I would consider overriding find_script_files to skip symlinks:

sub find_script_files {
my $self = shift;
my $files = $self->SUPER::find_script_files;
for my $k ( keys %$files ) {
delete $files->{$k} if -l $k;
}
return $files;
}

That should keep your blib clean. Then you can customize installation
to create your symlinks post-install.

-- David

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