[Slackbuilds-users] Am trying to build a perl module, perl-gd, in order to bring shutter up-to-date

unix_lists at f-m.fm unix_lists at f-m.fm
Sun Aug 21 23:16:10 UTC 2016

On Sun, Aug 21, 2016, at 04:51 PM, Thomas Morper wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Aug 2016, unix_lists at f-m.fm wrote:
> > Is someone willing to build a perl module  for me, perl-GD, and submit
> > it to slackbuilds so that I can update shutter?
> I do NOT want to become the maintainer of perl-GD, but I do know its
> pitfalls, so I prepared a SlackBuild for anyone willing to pick it up,
> see attachment. Just insert your name and e-mail address :-)
> Some notes...
> The tests don't work.
> The Makefile.PL doesn't work at all.

Okay. I ran into these issues too.

> The Build.PL will work but needs a patch because the use of Getopt
> renders 
> the usual Build.PL options useless. 

No wonder I couldn't get this to build. Thanks for the confirmation.

>My patch was made for Slackware 14.1 
> and also trims the required version down to 0.40 to work with what was a 
> core module then, but since Module-Build is an external dependency now
> you 
> can leave this out.
> I didn't have a need for the scripts and was too lazy to clean up 
> $PKG/usr/bin, so I simply deleted it. As a careful maintainer you should 
> not do that :-)
> Have fun!

 Donald Cooley

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