[Bioperl-l] version of ExtUtils::Manifest too strict?
cjfields at illinois.edu
Wed Nov 4 08:53:35 EST 2009
Not sure why ExtUtils::Manifest can't be bundled as a separate perl
package alone. It is part of perl core but it's also available on
CPAN separately from perl itself:
This is the commit message for that BTW. This allows spaces in file
names for the MANIFEST. v1.52 is a bug fix and is required.
On Nov 4, 2009, at 1:30 AM, Alex Lancaster wrote:
> Does the version of ExtUtils::Manifest really need to be strictly
> greater than or equal to 1.52?
> Currently this blocks me updating the Fedora package of BioPerl to
> 1.6.1, because the version of perl that Fedora ships is on 1.51 and
> hence the build fails with:
> Checking prerequisites...
> - ERROR: ExtUtils::Manifest (1.51_01) is installed, but we need
> version >= 1.52
> Full logs are here:
> This is true even with the version of Perl in rawhide/F-12 etc.
> (ExtUtils::Manifest is in the base perl package).
> If it really is necessary, I would like to be armed with a good
> argument why this ca
> why it needs to be updated, since the Perl package maintainer would
> to update the entire Perl package simply to get a more recent
> version of
> one small subpackage.
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