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

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Wed Nov 15 15:52:23 EST 2006

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> [mailto:bioperl-l-bounces at lists.open-bio.org] On Behalf Of Sendu Bala
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 1:22 PM
> To: bioperl-l
> Subject: Re: [Bioperl-l] No more Makefile.PL (MakeMaker -> 
> Module::Build)
> Chris Fields wrote:
> > 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.
> There needs to be another RC for 1.5.2 for the remaining run 
> package problems, so what I'll do is wait a little while 
> longer for Build.PL feedback and when all seems well it'll go 
> into 1.5.2 branch and become part of RC4.
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All tests pass for WinXP.  If anyone wants to install from CVS using WinXP
we'll need to get them to install Module::Build, as it doesn't come standard
with ActivePerl (although a PPM is available).  I'm guessing make/nmake is
still required, though not explicitly.

One oddity I noticed is if you use:

perl Build.PL

On Mac it manifies the POD; on WinXP it manify's and HTMLifies the POD.  No
idea why there is a difference between the two.  I would suggest that we
make this optional, though; not everybody wants the HTML/man pages.

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

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