[Bioperl-l] Minor changes to Build.PL for Windows

Scott Cain cain.cshl at gmail.com
Mon Nov 27 12:39:09 EST 2006

Hi Sendu,

I won't have time to do testing on Windows until much later in the day,
but I at least want to throw out a little more information.  In
ActivePerl 819, DBI appears to be installed by default, but the method
'available_drivers' doesn't appear to be available (not implemented?
returns something invalid when there are none? not sure at the moment).
Anyway, as a result, when I run perl Build.PL and there are no drivers
installed, it crashes.  I'll try to tease out what is going on later


On Thu, 2006-11-23 at 10:48 +0000, Sendu Bala wrote:
> Sendu Bala wrote:
> > Scott Cain wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> I just wanted to mention that I made a few minor changes to Build.PL so
> >> that I could get `perl Build.PL` to complete successfully.  I am using
> >> ActivePerl 819 and don't have MySQL installed (so DBD::mysql isn't
> >> present either.  The main thing I did was to have the BioDBGFF test
> >> subroutine quit without asking any questions if Build.PL detected that
> >> it was running on Windows.
> > 
> > Is it completely impossible for it to pass under Windows? I find that 
> > quite a shame!
> > 
> > I'm surprised it was necessary to make your changes, because it already 
> > had to return true from:
> [snip]
> Sorry, that all made no sense because I didn't pay attention to what 
> changes you actually made.
> Anyway, I've re-done the BioDBGFF auto-feature testing. Can you say if 
> being on mswin still causes a problem, or can the excludes_os 
> restriction on line 78 of Build.PL be lifted now?
> Cheers,
> Sendu.
Scott Cain, Ph. D.                                   cain.cshl at gmail.com
GMOD Coordinator (http://www.gmod.org/)                     216-392-3087
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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