[Bioperl-l] "progress": useful changes vs. "shiny new thingie"
hartzell at alerce.com
Thu Nov 16 11:15:50 EST 2006
Sendu Bala writes:
> The only real change for most users is that they now need Module::Build
Module::Build can be a real pain-in-the_%$* if you're used to
installing perl modules in a specialized place using something like
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
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.
That section says, in part:
With the introduction of "--prefix" in Module::Build 0.28 and
"INSTALL_BASE" in ExtUtils::MakeMaker 6.31 its [sic] easy to get
them both to install in the same locations.
First, ensure you have at least version 0.28 of Module::Build
installed and 6.31 of ExtUtils::MakeMaker. Prior versions have
differeing installation behaviours.
People may need to upgrade their installations [at least the
ExtUtils::MakeMaker and Module::Build bits], but at least they'll see
the train barreling down at them.
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