State Tool: How to create a Perl runtime from CPANfile
When you create or update a Perl custom runtime on the ActiveState Platform, you have the option to provide the package and version requirements for the project in cpanfile or meta.json file format. View the video to see how.
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At ActiveState, we use the Platform to build not only our popular open source language distributions, but also custom runtimes for our enterprise clients (i.e. builds containing just the language and packages their project requires). Try it out yourself or get a demo and understand how it can support your enterprise’s open source needs.
New to the ActiveState Platform? Here’s how to get started, once you’ve created your free account.
Use our Platform to build a custom runtime for your next project, including just the language and packages your project needs.
- Choose a language (Python, Perl or Tcl right now)
- Select your operating system (Linux or Windows, plus Mac for Python)
- Add the packages your project requires
ActiveState regularly pulls packages from each language’s standard open source repository (CPAN, PyPI, etc) to ensure that your open source language and components are up to date, can be compiled from source, and are then verified to work together in a distribution that is packaged for most major operating systems. Go ahead and try our beta today! We are hanging out at our Community Forum to provide support as you explore.
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