[Bioperl-l] Creating PPD's from CPAN Bundles

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Tue Sep 26 10:59:16 EDT 2006


There are several other Bundle* packages on PPM.  You could start with
those.  

Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher - Switzer Lab
Dept. of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: bioperl-l-bounces at lists.open-bio.org [mailto:bioperl-l-
> bounces at lists.open-bio.org] On Behalf Of Nathan S. Haigh
> Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 1:44 AM
> To: Chris Fields
> Cc: Bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org
> Subject: Re: [Bioperl-l] Creating PPD's from CPAN Bundles
> 
> Chris Fields wrote:
> > As long as it doesn't have any C code to compile, you would run:
> >
> > perl Makefile.PL
> > nmake
> > nmake test
> > tar cvf bioperl-ppm.tar blib
> > gzip --best bioperl.tar
> > nmake ppd
> >
> > You could use 7-Zip or similar to package up the tarball.  You also need
> to
> > modify the ppd file that is generated in the last step to include the
> > location of the archive file and any additional installation scripts.
> >
> > 'nmake test' is optional but I recommend it anyway, just to make sure
> > everything works.
> >
> > Chris
> >
> > Christopher Fields
> > Postdoctoral Researcher - Switzer Lab
> > Dept. of Biochemistry
> > University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
> >
> >
> >
> Sorry Chris, a slight missunderstanding, I meant things like
> Bundle::BioPerl. I've been working on getting a a PPD ready for use with
> PPM4 (almost there). I currently have all the dependencies in my Bioperl
> PPD, but it would be best to strip out all non-essential dependencies
> into Bundle::BioPerl. But Bundles just list the modules in BioPerl.pm
> and don't actually include any of the code within the bundle itself. I
> was going to update the current BundleBioPerl package for CPAN and then
> create a PPD for it, but I'm not sure how this is done for these types
> of Bundles. I'll have a look into it - but let me know if you have any
> clues :o)
> 
> Nath
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