[Bioperl-l] Optional dependency handling, devs please read
stefan.kirov at bms.com
Tue Nov 21 13:08:02 EST 2006
This is not a problem - see
options for CPAN config.
Hope this helps.
Sendu Bala wrote:
> With the new Build.PL, when it does its check to see if optional
> external modules are installed or not, for each module that isn't
> installed I can print out details of what Bioperl modules need it and
> why and then ask if you'd like to install that module before proceeding.
> This is obviously very useful for people doing one-off installations
> from CPAN, giving them informed choices and letting them avoid any
> problems with particular external modules (vs. having all or nothing by
> installing Bundle::BioPerl).
> But for developers, if you choose not to install a module, you'll keep
> getting asked if you want to install it every time you run Build.PL.
> So the question is, would this be too annoying? How often do you run
> Build.PL? (Or, how often did you do 'perl Makefile.PL' previously?) I
> run it all the time because I'm developing the thing and trying to sort
> out installation issues, but would it bother anyone else?
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