#346 ExtUtils::F77 dependency causing problems for CPAN install

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2014-04-12
2013-11-15
Craig DeForest
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On many systems, including many systems including Fedora 19 Linux, there is no "f77" nor "g77" executable. The most common FORTRAN -- gfortran - isn't recognized by ExtUtils::F77 (current as of 15-Nov-2013), so ExtUtils::F77 fails. But ExtUtils::F77 is still listed as a prerequisite in the package metadata in CPAN. In turn, that means PDL installation fails by default on those systems.

I'm filing an F77 bug with KGB too -- but if we don't actually need FORTRAN for core functionality we should remove it from the prerequisites.

Discussion

  • Craig DeForest
    Craig DeForest
    2013-11-15

    Hmmm, it may be more complex than that -- F77 is looking for gfortran, just not finding it. But I'm leaving this bug open because CPAN installation on Fedora 19 is broken, and this should serve as a placeholder to delve into that.

     
  • Chris Marshall
    Chris Marshall
    2014-04-12

    I'm planning to take over maintenance of ExtUtils::F77. Is this issue still present?