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I don't buy the "doesn't work on OSX" thing. From what I know, OSX is merely a BSD and thus can create symlinks. So all users of PREFIX= on OSX that want a private library will likely have created symlinks that make sense for the stuff that Perl/EU::MM does anyway. I have not seen any description on how I can make my installation which uses PREFIX= coexist peacefully with the breakage that Module::Build introduces. Telling me

Note that this is different from how MakeMaker's PREFIX parameter works.

does not solve my problem. Telling me how to emulate (my current version of) PREFIX= via install_path would help maybe. Forcing me to redo the whole installation just because some people are too blinded to use EU::MM is not.

To me, the "utter lack of help" stems from the fact that module installation is a solved problem, and Module::Build is a reinvented wheel that hasn't really proven it's better (and, on Win32, it was much worse for a long time). Currently Module::Build is chiefly different, but while being different seems to work for Apple, it's not enough for Module::Build. As I don't have any problems with EU::MM, and have had enough problems with Module::Build, I simply don't use Module::Build, and advice others to do the same. Until Module::Build gets better documentation and/or better features that bring it up to par with EU::MM (debugging of a Makefile is trivial opposed to debugging why and where a Module::Build script fails!), that won't change.

In reply to Re: What's wrong with PREFIX, you ungrateful fucks. by Corion
in thread Module::Build users -- please use the "traditional" create_makefile_pl option by perrin

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