[Bioperl-l] Distribution files, versions
bix at sendu.me.uk
Fri Nov 10 11:03:04 EST 2006
Mauricio Herrera Cuadra wrote:
> Sendu Bala wrote:
>> Does anyone know what the following files are supposed to do and if
>> they still used/needed?
> This a module template for Emacs users.
I propose moving it to the wiki and removing it from CVS.
> The 1st is created by Makefile.PL (basically its a rename of the 2nd)
> and is run during 'make install'. From the POD:
> "This script will create a symlink in the 'installscript' directory (as
> defined during install) to a script in that same directory. It was
> written to create a symlink with the name 'bp_pg_bulk_load_gff.pl' that
> targeted 'bp_bulk_load_gff.pl' but can be extended by adding files to
> the %symlink_scripts hash.
> Perl function 'symlink' is used to keep the script from crashing on
> systems that don't allow symbolic linking."
The question is, do we need this symlink? Is the bulk_load_gff stuff
still relevant? Why was it needed in the first place?
For me, it doesn't seem to do anything useful; it just creates a broken
symlink in PREFIX/bin.
> This is also run automatically on 'make install'.
Not any more it isn't. Makefile.PL has (some of, at least) this script's
methods. Does anyone use it manually? I propose removing it from CVS.
AFAICT, Makefile.PL only ever installs to scripts_temp? How would people
normally expect to define the script installation directory?
Maybe it used to install scripts to user-defined or typical places (eg.
/usr/local/bin as David Messina suggests) but that got broken in a
Can anyone confirm if script installation works properly for them, and
how they got it to work?
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