[Slackbuilds-users] perl-template needs updating

David Spencer baildon.research at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 22 22:20:55 UTC 2016

> So, do you agree that the template code at
> https://slackbuilds.org/templates/perl-template.SlackBuild is broken?

I'm not an expert, but it wouldn't surprise me if the answer was Yes.

When we were doing the big update for 14.2, Matteo pointed out that
every SlackBuild using "Build method #2" was broken because
Module::Build was removed from the perl 5.22 core.  So, if new
upstream versions were available that used "Build method #1", we
updated them.  Otherwise, we added perl-Module-Build as a dependency.

But we forgot to update the perl template to say that "Build method
#1" is now preferred, and "Build method #2" now requires

So if everyone agrees with Andreas' suggestions, I'll post a draft
revised perl template here for discussion, and then we can get that

Thanks to everyone for working together to solve this problem!

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