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ANDK [...] cpan.org
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julian [...] mehnle.net
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  • 1.76_01
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Subject: Support `install`ing Build::Module-based packages
It seems that Build::Module-based packages cannot easily be installed by the CPAN shell's "install" command, since it somehow misinterprets the "Build.PL" file, and creates its own Makefile. Later, it tries to run "Build.PL Build", which fails. I think the general reason for this is that the CPAN shell simply doesn't support it. It would be really nice to have Build::Module support, since writing Build::Module's "Build.PL" files is so much easier and cleaner (part of that being due to better documentation).


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