[Bioperl-l] dependencies in Makefile.PL

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Mon Sep 25 18:07:35 UTC 2006

Nathan Haigh wrote:
> File::Spec is mentioned in the PREREQ_PM section of Makefile.PL but is
> not mentioned in %packages - which is correct? Is File::Spec no longer
> needed?
> IO::Scalar is now commented out of %packages, but is still included in
> PREREQ_PM - again, which is correct?

I'm not sure how Makefile.PL is supposed to work, but I can say that 
File::Spec and IO::Scaler are certainly required for Bioperl. Of course, 
they're in Bundle::BioPerl which presumably is (must be!) itself a 
requirement, so maybe that's why there's confusion in the Makefile.PL.

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