Alien::SDL(3)         User Contributed Perl Documentation        Alien::SDL(3)

       Alien::SDL - building, finding and using SDL binaries

       Version 1.446

       Alien::SDL tries (in given order) during its installation:

       ·   When given "--with-sdl-config" option use specified sdl-config
           script to locate SDL libs.

            perl Build.PL --with-sdl-config=/opt/sdl/bin/sdl-config

           or using default script name 'sdl-config' by running:

            perl Build.PL --with-sdl-config

           IMPORTANT NOTE: Using --with-sdl-config avoids considering any
           other build methods; no prompt with other available build options.

       ·   Locate an already installed SDL via 'sdl-config' script.

       ·   Check for SDL libs in directory specified by SDL_INST_DIR variable.
           In this case the module performs SDL library detection via
           '$SDL_INST_DIR/bin/sdl-config' script.

            SDL_INST_DIR=/opt/sdl perl ./Build.PL

       ·   Download prebuilt SDL binaries (if available for your platform).

       ·   Build SDL binaries from source codes (if possible on your system).

       Later you can use Alien::SDL in your module that needs to link agains
       SDL and/or related libraries like this:

           # Sample
           use ExtUtils::MakeMaker;
           use Alien::SDL;

             NAME         => 'Any::SDL::Module',
             VERSION_FROM => 'lib/Any/SDL/',
             LIBS         => Alien::SDL->config('libs', [-lAdd_Lib]),
             INC          => Alien::SDL->config('cflags'),
             # + additional params

       Please see Alien for the manifesto of the Alien namespace.

       In short "Alien::SDL" can be used to detect and get configuration
       settings from an installed SDL and related libraries.  Based on your
       platform it offers the possibility to download and install prebuilt
       binaries or to build SDL & co. from source codes.

       The important facts:

       ·   The module does not modify in any way the already existing SDL
           installation on your system.

       ·   If you reinstall SDL libs on your system you do not need to
           reinstall Alien::SDL (providing that you use the same directory for
           the new installation).

       ·   The prebuild binaries and/or binaries built from sources are always
           installed into perl module's 'share' directory.

       ·   If you use prebuild binaries and/or binaries built from sources it
           happens that some of the dynamic libraries (*.so, *.dll) will not
           automaticly loadable as they will be stored somewhere under perl
           module's 'share' directory. To handle this scenario Alien::SDL
           offers some special functionality (see below).

       This function is the main public interface to this module. Basic
       functionality works in a very similar maner to 'sdl-config' script:

           Alien::SDL->config('prefix');   # gives the same string as 'sdl-config --prefix'
           Alien::SDL->config('version');  # gives the same string as 'sdl-config --version'
           Alien::SDL->config('libs');     # gives the same string as 'sdl-config --libs'
           Alien::SDL->config('cflags');   # gives the same string as 'sdl-config --cflags'

       On top of that this function supports special parameters:


       Returns a list of full paths to shared libraries (*.so, *.dll) that
       will be required for running the resulting binaries you have linked
       with SDL libs.


       Returns a list of full paths to directories with shared libraries
       (*.so, *.dll) that will be required for running the resulting binaries
       you have linked with SDL libs.


       Returns a reference to hash of value pairs '<libnick>' =>
       '<full_path_to_shlib'>, where '<libnick>' is shortname for SDL related
       library like: SDL, SDL_gfx, SDL_net, SDL_sound ... + some non-SDL
       shortnames e.g. smpeg, jpeg, png.

       NOTE: config('ld_<something>') return an empty list/hash if you have
       decided to use SDL libraries already installed on your system. This
       concerns 'sdl-config' detection and detection via

       This function checks the availability of given header(s) when using
       compiler options provided by "Alien::SDL->config('cflags')".

           Alien::SDL->check_header('SDL.h', 'SDL_net.h');

       Returns 1 if all given headers are available, 0 otherwise.

       Tries to find a header file specified as a param in SDL prefix
       direcotry and based on "#define" macros inside this header file tries
       to get a version triplet.


       Returns string like '1.2.3' or undef if not able to find and parse
       version info.

       Please post issues and bugs at

           Kartik Thakore
           CPAN ID: KTHAKORE

           kmx - complete redesign between versions 0.7.x and 0.8.x

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.

       The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included
       with this module.

perl v5.30.0                      2019-06-01                     Alien::SDL(3)