[Bioperl-l] No more Makefile.PL (MakeMaker -> Module::Build)

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Wed Nov 15 14:18:18 EST 2006

On Nov 15, 2006, at 12:15 PM, Sendu Bala wrote:

> ...
> I think the compromise isn't worth it. The old Makefile.PL is just too
> inadequate and I don't want to support it. Build.pl is simply far too
> superior and I really want all users to be using it.
> I've now made the changeover in HEAD for core only (so far).
> Can people please try it out, especially wrt to installation in  
> default
> and user-specified locations?
> First, clean out your system of the old Makefile.PL stuff:
> perl Makefile.PL
> make clean
> rm Makefile.PL Makefile.old
> cvs update -d -P
> Now try out the new Build.PL:
> perl Build.PL
> ./Build test
> ./Build install
> Try out other things:
> http://search.cpan.org/~kwilliams/Module-Build/lib/Module/Build.pm
> You'll notice you don't have a Makefile.PL anymore. Distributions will
> include one, and as a cvs user you can generate one by:
> ./Build manifest
> ./Build distmeta
> Now you can try out the things you used to be able to do:
> make test
> make install
> Please let me know how you get on,
> Sendu.

Will do.  We'll need to change all docs in CVS/wiki to conform with  
the new install routine.  You'll probably want to post another  
interim RC before a final release just to make sure any residual bugs  
are worked out, unless you are just doing this in CVS HEAD.

Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher
Lab of Dr. Robert Switzer
Dept of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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