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Id: 58878
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Owner: Jeff.Fearn [...] gmail.com
Requestors: sprout [...] cpan.org
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Subject: Installation difficulties
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 14:09:09 -0700
To: bug-HTML-Tree [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Father Chrysostomos <sprout [...] cpan.org>
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HTML-Tree 3.23_1 This new version does not include a Makefile.PL, so it will not install as easily on perl 5.8.x. Module::Build has a ‘create_makefile_pl => 'traditional'’ option that you can use to generate one automatically. Also, I see that it now requires Test::Perl::Critic, Test::Pod::Coverage and Devel::Cover. Since these are only for testing, could you simply skip those tests when these are not installed, and remove them from the prerequisites? I can’t get them all to install on perl 5.10.0, and they bring with them a lot of other modules, too.
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On Mon Jun 28 07:09:19 2010, sprout@cpan.org wrote: Show quoted text
> HTML-Tree 3.23_1 > > This new version does not include a Makefile.PL, so it will not > install as easily on perl 5.8.x. Module::Build has a > ‘create_makefile_pl => 'traditional'’ option that you can use to > generate one automatically.
I don't want to support Make::Maker and am reluctant to add things I'm not willing to support. FWIW I'm running RHEL5 here with perl 5.8.8 and I've not had any trouble using Module::Build. Show quoted text
> Also, I see that it now requires Test::Perl::Critic, > Test::Pod::Coverage and Devel::Cover. Since these are only for > testing, could you simply skip those tests when these are not > installed, and remove them from the prerequisites? I can’t get them > all to install on perl 5.10.0, and they bring with them a lot of > other modules, too.
It sounds like your environment is a bit flaky. CPANTS seems to have revealed only one problem, and that is only if you are using a really strict Critic module. http://www.cpantesters.org/author/J/JFEARN.html Really any reliable build environment should be able to build this package, and if it can't then I think it's revealing an existing issue not introducing a new one ... I'm going under the assumption you aren't running CPAN on a production server BTW, that you compile the module in to the packaging format used on your OS, then install those packages, or PPM's on Windows ... guess it's a bigger problem if you can't do that ... hmmm
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Ok, so I've done some reading and there are enough people who feel strongly about both of these things that my sanity will stretched at some point in the future should I fail to do these things ;)
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Removed build deps Devel::Cover, Test::Pod::Coverage, Test::Perl::Critic. The tests themselves were already written to handle the modules not being installed. Added create_makefile_pl => 'traditional' to Build.PL Added Makefile.PL to git repo. These changes have been committed to the git repo and will be in the next developer build.
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Le Lun 02 Aoû 2010 00:52:55, jfearn a écrit : Show quoted text
> Removed build deps Devel::Cover, Test::Pod::Coverage, Test::Perl::Critic. > > The tests themselves were already written to handle the modules not > being installed.
Thanks Jeff. This helps to remove some pain from people who have to work on old Perl (for example on AIX, HP-UX...) -- Olivier Mengué - http://o.mengue.free.fr/
Subject: 4.0 released
Hi HTML::Tree ve4rsion 4.0 has been released which includes a fix for this issue. Cheers, Jeff.


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