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Id: 26977
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Queue: Module-Build

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Broken in: 0.2808
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Subject: Fails to check result from Module::Build::Base->check_prereq()
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The ->check_prereq() method in Module::Build::Base checks that all the module's build and runtime dependencies are present; returning 0 or 1 to indicate success. This return value is ignored by Module::Build::Base->new(). Is this correct? It means that any missing dependencies are effectively ignored, at least from point of view of any automated controlling program around the build script - only a human operator reading the terminal would notice. -- Paul Evans
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Hi Paul, Yeah, that's correct - my preference if I could design everything from scratch might be to throw an exception, but that doesn't jibe well with the existing installation tools. The proper way to check prerequisites is to call the prereq_failures() method and see whether it returns anything. If so, in the return value you also have the information you'll need to try to satisfy them. -Ken


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