The Perl Module::Build project is an attempt to remove
the dependence on make. Modules that support this
effort include a Build.PL file instead of or in
addition to a traditional Makefile.PL file. To build a
package this way, replace the usual:
The attached patch is an first-cut attempt to make fink
autodetect Build.PL files and use them if present
during the compile and installation phases.
Not many modules support Module::Build yet, but it is
expected to become the default in the future since it
removes much of the headache of supporting various
versions of make on all the platforms.
Alternatively, fink could support a new flag in the
.info files to force Build.PL support, but I think that
is overkill when autodetection is so simple.