Building module packages
Before you can upload and publish your module to the Forge, build an uploadable module package.
pdk build command performs a series of checks on your module and builds a
tar.gz package so that you can upload your module to the Forge. To learn more
about publishing your module to the Forge, see the documentation about
When you run the
pdk build command, PDK checks your module metadata, looks for
any symlinks, and excludes from the package any files listed in the
.pdkignore files. If PDK finds any issues with metadata or symlinks, it
prompts you to fix these issues.
By default, the
.pdkignore file contains a list of commonly ignored files,
such as temporary files. This file is located in the module's main directory. To
add or remove files to this list, define them in the module's
pdk update on your module.
PDK prompts you for confirmation before building the package. It writes module
packages to the module's
pkg directory, but you can specify a different
directory if you prefer. PDK names module packages with the convention
Build a module
Build a module package with the
pdk build command so that you can upload your
module to the Forge.
From the command line, change into the module's directory with
pdk buildand respond to any prompts.
To change the behavior of the build command, add option flags to the command. For example, to create the package to a custom location, run
pdk build --target-dir=<PATH>. For a complete list of command options and usage information, see the PDK command reference.
PDK builds a package with the naming convention
forgeusername-modulename-version.tar.gz to the
pkg directory of the module.
What to do next:
You can now upload your module to the Forge.