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Re: "WARNING: Setting ABSTRACT via file 'lib/' failed"

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: "WARNING: Setting ABSTRACT via file 'lib/' failed"
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2010 21:01:56 -0700
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I pushed this out, along with two other build system fixes.

John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> I think I went down the same path of discovery and couldn't find
> the real solution either.  But like you say it's not terribly important,
> and avoids this annoying warning.
> Please push it at your convenience.
> J'
> Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 10:29:14PM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>      One of the problems that I have with the perl module build is
>      that I always get the following messages when the Perl makefile
>      has to be rebuilt:
>          WARNING: Setting ABSTRACT via file 'lib/' failed
>           at /usr/share/perl/5.10/ExtUtils/ line 583
>          Writing Makefile for PSPP
>      I assumed, until now, that this was some kind of serious error.
>      But it seems that, in fact, Perl is just saying that it can't
>      find the one-line description of the Perl module inside
>      lib/  When I change the ABSTRACT_FROM line in Makefile.PL
>      to give the abstract itself, e.g.:
>            (ABSTRACT       => 'Perl extension to PSPP',
>      then that fixes that problem.
>      I assume that changing lib/ is a better solution, but I
>      tried one or two possibilities and couldn't make that work.
>      May I push the change from ABSTRACT_FROM to ABSTRACT (or will you
>      fix this the right way)?
>      Thanks,
>      Ben.
>      -- 
>      Ben Pfaff 

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