[Bioperl-l] Build.PL options?

Michael Thon mike.thon at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 15:48:02 EDT 2008

On Aug 18, 2008, at 9:37 AM, Dave Messina wrote:

> I'm curious -- it seems to me that a major purpose of Build.PL and  
> Makefile.PL is specifying dependencies (and installing them where  
> necessary). Does MacPorts override that and do its own dependency- 
> checking for Perl modules?
Hi Dave - Thanks for the links- I will check them out.  MacPorts can  
resolve dependencies that are specified for each package, much like  
rpm and other linux packaging systems, so its probably better to  
disable the dependency resolution in the bioperl build script and let  
macports handle them.  It looks like I can patch the build.PL script  
pretty easily, unless I can find a better way.


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