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Re: How to indicate a dependency in my module

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Terrence Brannon
November 10, 2003 11:51
Re: How to indicate a dependency in my module
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Bruno Negrao wrote:

>Hi all,
>I´m finishing to write a module, Proc::Daemontools, and it requires that the
>daemontools package be installed on a machine for it to work.
>Where must I indicate that this module have a dependency?

>I already wrote
>this on the README file. Is there any other place?

I never read READMEs. I read the docs of the module that I see at

>In my test script, I cause the test to fail if it cannot find a process,
>'svscan', running on the machine. Do you think that this can cause all the
>cpan-testers to fail?
You might look at Spreadsheet::WriteExcel::Simple, which simply skips 
some tests if it lacks support modules/processes. That way , you don't 
fail even though you never ran the tests.


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