[Bioperl-l] "progress": useful changes vs. "shiny new thingie"

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Thu Nov 16 11:29:33 EST 2006


George Hartzell wrote:
> Sendu Bala writes:
>  > [...]
>  > The only real change for most users is that they now need Module::Build 
>  > installed.
> 
> Module::Build can be a real pain-in-the_%$* if you're used to
> installing perl modules in a specialized place using something like
> this:
> 
>   perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=~/perl-stuff
> 
> Granted, MakeMaker's handling of that has been inconsistent across
> platforms over the years, but on a single system at least it's
> manageable.
> 
> If/when bioperl swaps over to a Module::Build based system, PLEASE
> make a big&loud reference to the "Installing in the same location as
> ExtUtils::MakeMaker" section of the Module::Build::Cookbook so that
> folks have a fighting chance of avoiding unpleasant surprises.

Thanks, I've added a clarification to the INSTALL file.



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