[Bioperl-l] using %packages in Makefile.PL

Brian Osborne osborne1 at optonline.net
Tue Sep 26 23:04:27 UTC 2006


A note on this: Makefile.pl uses require(), not use(), to test for the
presence of a module. From playing around with modules and module version
numbers and reading the docs it looks like one cannot check for module
version number using require(), but use() can do this. So Makefile.pl has a
place for module version number but in actuality does not check for version.
One could re-write Makefile.pl to use use(), of course.

Brian O.

On 9/26/06 7:38 PM, "Nathan S. Haigh" <n.haigh at sheffield.ac.uk> wrote:

> My brains dead and it's too late for me to think.... :o)
> PREREQ_PM in Makefile.PL takes a hash reference where the key is the
> module name and the value is the minimum version required, or zero if no
> minimum is required. How can I use %packages to provide this?
> ugh, this should be easy but my head hurts! :o(
> Cheers
> Nath
> p.s. should commits to Makefile.PL be made on the 1.5.2 branch? and will
> these changes then be merged to HEAD when the 1.5.2 release is final?
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