[Bioperl-l] confused about version numbers.

Steve Chervitz sac at bioperl.org
Tue Sep 23 18:05:15 EDT 2008

Here's the general recommendation from the FAQ:


Not sure the recommended way to do this from a Build.PL. You could so such
checking within a BEGIN block in your Build.PL, perhaps.


On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 2:16 PM, George Hartzell <hartzell at alerce.com>wrote:

> 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
> bioperl?
> g.
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