Provided by: alien_8.86_all bug

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 extention.

       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>