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Randy W. Sims
November 12, 2003 10:41
Re: How to indicate a dependency in my module
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Bruno Negrao wrote:

> Hi Aristotle, (in portuguese your name is written "Aristóteles":)
>>I can't believe noone understood what you were talking about and
>>went off to lala-land. :-/
> :-) hehehehe "lala-land", that was fun!
> Yes, they simply ignored what I asked them.
> Even if I use the technique you suggested, when an automated cpan-tester
> went to install my module, it will fail if it didn´t have daemontools
> installed, right?
> I updated my test script avoiding it to fail if it can´t find the
> daemontools package installed. I would like to print a warning message to
> the STDERR in order to advise about it, but I don´t know how a cpan-tester
> would react if it find some output to STDERR...
> What do you know about it?
> Thanks,
> bnegrao

I was not ignoring your problem. Other than what had already been 
sugested there is currently no way to elegantly solve your problem which 
is why I wanted to discuss alternative mechanisms to solve this problem 
in the future. Hopefully you will soon be able to solve your problem by 
editing the META.yml file in your distribution. For now your only 
options are to skip or fail during 'make test' or to abort during 'perl 
Makefile.PL'. Most module authors choose the later.


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