[Bioperl-l] confused about version numbers.

George Hartzell hartzell at alerce.com
Tue Sep 23 17:16:48 EDT 2008

I recently realized that I needed a feature from
Bio::Search::Hit::GenericHit that exists in the svn trunk but isn't in
the CPAN's version bioperl-1.5.2_102.

I thought I'd just specify a version number in my Build.PL and that
way I could sleep soundly.

But, it looks like $Version in CPAN's Bio::Root::Version is
1.005002_102 while in the trunk it's 1.005002_100.

What's the proper way for a Build.PL to be sure that it has a current


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