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Module::Build and required packages not installedby pileofrogs (Priest)
|on Feb 09, 2010 at 20:23 UTC||Need Help??|
pileofrogs has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Hi, all ye Monks.
I'm using Module::Build and have done for years. One thing seems odd to me: If you don't have a required module, it displays a nice message, but it still exits with success. This means you can't do this:
... and have it do what you'd think it would do, namely stop after the 'perl Build.pl' stage noticed that the prerequisite modules aren't there.
I'm guessing either a) I'm doing something wrong and it should work that way or b) I'm doing something wrong by trying to use it that way.
So, if I want to install Module::Build packaged modules via a shell script, what's the best way to tell the shell script if the prerequisite modules are or aren't installed?