[Bioperl-l] error in build.pl of bioperl-live
cjfields at uiuc.edu
Fri Feb 8 23:47:08 EST 2008
I don't see either the 'Use of initialized' error or the massive
failed test issue using Mac OS X (perl 5.8). I get a different set of
warnings using perl 5.10 related to Data::Dumper but not this (and
everything runs fine).
It might be of help to know what perl version, OS, etc. you are
using. It also might be worth upgrading Module::Build and
Test::Harness as well (though the Build.PL script should catch that
and warn you).
On Feb 8, 2008, at 9:58 PM, Ryan Golhar wrote:
> Hi Hilmar,
> The script doesn't halt, but the tests do fail. I sent another
> message with the errors I am seeing. I do not know if they are
> related to this or not.
> Hilmar Lapp wrote:
>> Hi Ryan,
>> On Feb 8, 2008, at 9:01 PM, Ryan Golhar wrote:
>>> I get an error "Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or
>>> string at Build.PL line 184.".
>> do keep in mind that this kind of message is almost never an error.
>> It's simply a warning that you wouldn't even see w/o -w. All that
>> it means is that a scalar with an undefined value is being
>> evaluated to a string (which results, by default, in an empty
>> Is the build failing or halting at this point for you?
>> That said, it's indeed a good to point those out, as someone either
>> should have initialized a scalar when it wasn't, or that someone
>> was expecting the scalar to always have a value, and so the absence
>> of it may indicate an unexpected condition resulting from an error
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