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

From: Tyler MacDonald
Subject: Re: Invoking Build.PL/Makefile.PL from automake?
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 19:08:59 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11+cvs20060403

Bob Friesenhahn <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.

        What I'd really like (whether I have to write it myself or somebody
has already done it for me <g>) is to have automake invoke
Makefile.PL/Makefile (and possibly Build.PL/Build) in the correct way when I
tell it that a subdirectory is a perl module... to fit in with the automake
idea of using autoconf macros to define how to build subdirectories, I was
thinking something along the lines of:


        and possibly in the futre,


        And find some way for makemaker to treat those SUBDIRS as "black
box" perl modules. I'd also like some way to pass extra arguments into the
Makefile.PL/Build.PL to pull in libraries elsewhere in the project tree,

        I was actually using a "" before, when I was just
using autoconf, to get some build environment stuff set up, but my ideal is
to have these packages installable both from the distrubtion and on CPAN.

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

        Awesome, I'll check that out. :-)


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