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Compatibility Makefile.PL Complaint

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From:
John Peacock
Date:
May 21, 2007 11:56
Subject:
Compatibility Makefile.PL Complaint
Message ID:
4651EB52.9050200@rowman.com
I received a complaint against my SVN::Notify::Build distro:

	https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=27183

that has me annoyed.  I provide a compatibility Makefile.PL so that 
users without Module::Build installed will get bootstrapped into the 
modern era.  For whatever reason, this wouldn't work with the OP's 
system and caused his smokes to just burn CPU.  That's not my problem.

My problem is that the OP seems to think I should provide a fully EU::MM 
compatible Makefile.PL, because installing M::B is too much of a 
hardship.  I can see that the OP has entered another bug:

	https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=27208

where Dave Rolsky responded much as I did.

My question to the list is: should I just delete the Makefile.PL 
completely, or should I break it so that Module::Build won't get 
installed in unmonitored mode?  Or should I just mark it as WONTFIX and 
change nothing?  Please don't spare my feelings if you think I'm being 
too much of a hardass about this... ;-)

John

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John Peacock
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