[Bioperl-l] wow - external dependencies

Ewan Birney birney@ebi.ac.uk
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 19:18:41 +0000 (GMT)

OK. Now I understand why people are complaining about external
dependencies so much. It is pretty scary out there when you don't have
things installed.

I propose that we have a less "in your face" set of warnings, with 
Maekfile.PL telling what will work and what wont work in a nice, polite
way, making a file about what needs to be done to get a working system.

Perhaps printing out in large letters

   ** DONT PANIC **

might also help ;)

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