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Re: Invoking Build.PL/Makefile.PL from automake?

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: Invoking Build.PL/Makefile.PL from automake?
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 20:58:51 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 12 Apr 2006, Tyler MacDonald wrote:

        I'm working on moving a project over to automake/libtool right now.
There's perl modules in some subdirectories with their own Makefile.PL's.

        Is there already some m4 macros around that will let me build perl
modules from automake? Or any other projects doing the same thing I could
learn from? I could write my own macros or add raw makefile snippets but if
a well rounded solution already out there, I'd rather use that.

Interfacing between Automake and ExtUtils::MakeMaker is a bloody disaster. They do not support the same paradigm or targets. MakeMaker does weird things like having 'make clean' remove the Makefile. MakeMaker is inconsistent between Perl releases. Some things which worked stop working when new MakeMaker features are added.

I first implemented this interfacing in ImageMagick and it has been carried on into GraphicsMagick.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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