[Bioperl-l] Creating PPD's from CPAN Bundles

Nathan S. Haigh n.haigh at sheffield.ac.uk
Tue Sep 26 06:43:49 UTC 2006

Chris Fields wrote:
> As long as it doesn't have any C code to compile, you would run:
> perl Makefile.PL
> nmake
> nmake test
> tar cvf bioperl-ppm.tar blib
> gzip --best bioperl.tar
> nmake ppd
> You could use 7-Zip or similar to package up the tarball.  You also need to
> modify the ppd file that is generated in the last step to include the
> location of the archive file and any additional installation scripts.  
> 'nmake test' is optional but I recommend it anyway, just to make sure
> everything works.
> Chris
> Christopher Fields
> Postdoctoral Researcher - Switzer Lab
> Dept. of Biochemistry
> University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
Sorry Chris, a slight missunderstanding, I meant things like 
Bundle::BioPerl. I've been working on getting a a PPD ready for use with 
PPM4 (almost there). I currently have all the dependencies in my Bioperl 
PPD, but it would be best to strip out all non-essential dependencies 
into Bundle::BioPerl. But Bundles just list the modules in BioPerl.pm 
and don't actually include any of the code within the bundle itself. I 
was going to update the current BundleBioPerl package for CPAN and then 
create a PPD for it, but I'm not sure how this is done for these types 
of Bundles. I'll have a look into it - but let me know if you have any 
clues :o)


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