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Installation Instructions

The instructions are basically as per any Perl module.


The easiest way to install is via CPAN or CPANPLUS:


    % perl -MCPAN -e shell                    [as root]
    > install DateTime::Format::IBeat
    > quit


    % cpanp
    > i DateTime::Format::IBeat
    > q

See your local 'perldoc CPAN' or 'perldoc CPANPLUS' for
instructions on setting up and configuring CPAN or CPANPLUS.


The latest release version of DateTime::Format::IBeat can be downloaded
from any CPAN site:

DateTime::Format::IBeat is distributed as a gzipped tar archive file:


where <version> represents the current version number.

To install the module, unpack the distribution archive to
create an installation directory.  Something like this:

    tar zxf DateTime-Format-IBeat-0.16.tar.gz
    gunzip DateTime-Format-IBeat-0.16.tar.gz
    tar xf DateTime-Format-IBeat-0.16.tar

You can then 'cd' into the directory created,

    cd DateTime-Format-IBeat-0.16


The 'make install' (done later) will install the modules and scripts on
your system. You may need administrator privileges to perform this task.
Alternately you can install the module to a local directory (see
ExtUtils::MakeMaker for full details), e.g.

    % perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=/home/fred

Don't forget to update your PERL5LIB environment variable if you do
this, or add a line to your script to tell Perl where to find the files,

    use lib qw( /home/fred/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.0 );

If you're not after a custom location, just do:

    % perl Makefile.PL

If you are lacking any of the prerequisite modules, running that
program will tell you. All prerequisites are available from CPAN.

When you have them all:

    % make && make test

If there are any failures, it's best if you contact me. It may help
other people who have the same problem.  I don't tend to read the Perl
newsgroups or PerlMonks, so it's no use posting there.

When you report your trouble, be sure to send me the following
    + result of `perl -V'
    + output from 'make test' - ideally do 'make test TEST_VERBOSE=1 >& errs'

Send those to and I'll get
back to you as soon as I'm able.

If it worked, then become root and type:

    # make install

Congratulations. You've just installed DateTime::Format::IBeat.

If you have a copy of cpantest installed, type:

    % cpantest -g pass -nc -p `basename \`pwd\`` -auto

    % cpantest -g pass -nc -p DateTime-Format-IBeat-0.16 -auto

That will tell both me and other potential users that the module
built correctly on your machine.

Earle (current maintainer of this module).