[Melbourne-pm] Can Dependant modules be configured by Perl Version

andrew Dent sgc294 at internode.on.net
Tue Sep 29 17:51:06 PDT 2009


The IO::Interaction documentation on CPAN doesn't mention version.pm as
a dependency. Installing on 5.10 (ubuntu 9.04) isn't a problem because
version.pm is included in the core of 5.10.

But when installing IO::Interactive on 5.8.6 (HPUX 10.20) the install
fails with
#      Error: Can't locate version.pm in @INC

Is this a bug in IO::Interactive (that version.pm isn't considered a 
dependancy) or a "feature" in Perl that a module's declared dependancies 
cannot be Perl version specific?



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