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Id: 90561
Status: new
Priority: 0/
Queue: File-Stat-Ls

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: XAOC [...]

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Severity: Normal
Broken in: 0.11
Fixed in: (no value)


Subject: Hard dependency on ExtUtils::AutoInstall no longer needed in Makefile.PL?
Hi, I use cpanm to install File::Stat::Ls. cpanm blocks then fails to install File::Stat::Ls because the Makefile.PL script prompts the user to install ExtUtils::AutoInstall, and cpanm doesn't know to handle prompts to the user. Most of the automated CPAN install tools now recognize BUILD_REQUIRES in the ExtUtils::MakeMaker block, and will install modules that are found in that hash key. Using this hash key in EU::MM will also populate the module metadata for MetaCPAN, so users will also be able to see the dependency when browsing the module on MetaCPAN. I'm not sure if ExtUtils::AutoInstall is a build dependency or a runtime dependency of File::Stat::Ls, I only see it used in Makefile.PL. I've created a patch that removes the call to ExtUtils::AutoInstall in the BEGIN{} block, and uses a BUILD_REQUIRES key in the EU::MM instead. I've tested the patch using cpanm on my Linux test machine, but it's pretty generic, I can't see any why it would have any issues anywhere else. Patch with: patch -p0 < File-Stat-Ls-Makefile.PL.20Nov2013.diff Thanks, Brian
Subject: File-Stat-Ls-Makefile.PL.20Nov2013.diff
--- Makefile.PL 2005-07-13 07:22:06.000000000 -0700 +++ Makefile.PL 2013-11-20 12:48:02.382169016 -0800 @@ -1,38 +1,16 @@ -# ExtUtils::AutoInstall Bootstrap Code, version 4. -BEGIN { - my $p='ExtUtils::AutoInstall'; - my $v=.30; - eval "use $p $v; 1" or - ($ENV{PERL_EXTUTILS_AUTOINSTALL} !~ - /--(?:default|skip|testonly)/ and (-t STDIN) or - eval "use ExtUtils::MakeMaker; - WriteMakefile('PREREQ_PM'=>{'$p',$v}); 1" and - exit) and - print "==> $p $v needed. Install it from CPAN? [Y/n] " and - <STDIN> !~ /^n/i and - print "*** Fetching $p\n" and - do { - eval {require CPANPLUS; CPANPLUS::install $p}; - eval "use $p $v; 1" or - eval { require CPAN; CPAN::install $p }; - eval "use $p $v; 1" or - die "Please install $p $v manually first...\n" - } -} - use lib 'inc'; +use ExtUtils::MakeMaker; # pre-install handler; takes $module_name and $version sub MY::preinstall { return 1; } # return false to skip install # post-install handler; takes $module_name, $version, and $success sub MY::postinstall { return 0 } -use ExtUtils::AutoInstall ( - -version => '0.40', -); + WriteMakefile( DISTNAME => 'File-Stat-Ls-0.11.tar.gz' , ABSTRACT => 'Perl class for converting stat to ls -l format', NAME => 'File::Stat::Ls' , + BUILD_REQUIRES => {ExtUtils::AutoInstall => 0}, PREREQ_PM => {Test::Harness => 0.1,Test::More => 0.45,}, AUTHOR => '' , VERSION => 0.11 ,

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