[Bioperl-l] Regarding Bio::Root::Build, was Re: bioperl reorganization

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Mon Jul 20 15:02:33 EDT 2009

On Jul 19, 2009, at 11:15 PM, George Hartzell wrote:

> Chris Fields writes:
>> [...]
>> Prior to Module::Build the Makefile.PL we just looked for the
>> dependencies and reported back if they were missing; installation of
>> those modules was left up to the user. [...]
> Chiming here a bit late to say that I really *like* it when we leave
> installing the modules to the user.  I'd often rather install them via
> e.g. the FreeBSD ports system instead of system, but how/why would
> BioPerl ever know that?
> g.

That's a good point.  Leaving it up to the user does make things a lot  

The only downside is the onslaught of users who don't know why a  
specific module doesn't work.  May be the reason this was added in?


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