[Bioperl-l] Optional dependency handling, devs please read

Stefan Kirov stefan.kirov at bms.com
Tue Nov 21 13:08:02 EST 2006


Sendu,
This is not a problem - see
prerequisites_policy ask/follow
options for CPAN config.
Hope this helps.
Stefan

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?
>
>
> Cheers,
> Sendu.
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