perl CPAN module not recognizing latest bioperl package

heikki@ebi.ac.uk heikki@ebi.ac.uk
Fri, 16 Jun 2000 12:34:23 -0400


Full_Name: Heikki Lehvaslaiho
Module: Bio::Seq
Version: undef
OS: Linux
Submission from: cetus.ebi.ac.uk (193.62.196.199)



Some time ago it was reported that perl CPAN module does not
see the latest 061 version of the bioperl in repositories.

I now have some insight to this:
For reasons unknown to me CPAN module seems to trace everything
base on one file in the distribution. For bioperl that happens 
to be Bio::Seq which was in 0.5.1 but not any more in 0.6.

This needs to be fixed somehow.


Try yourself:

# perl -e 'use CPAN; CPAN::Shell->r;'
Going to read /root/.cpan/sources/authors/01mailrc.txt.gz
CPAN: Compress::Zlib loaded ok
Going to read /root/.cpan/sources/modules/02packages.details.txt.gz
Going to read /root/.cpan/sources/modules/03modlist.data.gz
 
Package namespace         installed    latest  in CPAN file
AutoLoader                    undef      5.57  G/GS/GSAR/perl-5.6.0.tar.gz
Bio::Seq                      undef     0.051 
B/BI/BIRNEY/bioperl-0.05.1.tar.gz
CGI                            2.46      2.68  L/LD/LDS/CGI.pm-2.68.tar.gz
DBD::ADO                       0.14      1.17  T/TI/TIMB/DBI-1.14.tar.gz
DBD::mysql                   2.0410    2.0414
J/JW/JWIED/Msql-Mysql-modules-1.2214.tar.gz
DBI::FAQ                       0.37      0.38  A/AD/ADESC/DBI-FAQ-0.38.tar.gz
DB_File                        1.65      1.73  P/PM/PMQS/DB_File-1.73.tar.gz
File::Path                   1.0401    1.0402  C/CH/CHIPS/perl5.004_05.tar.gz
File::Spec                      0.6      0.81  R/RB/RBS/File-Spec-0.81.tar.gz
Getopt::Long                   2.19      2.23  J/JV/JV/Getopt-Long-2.23.tar.gz
Gimp                           1.19       1.2  M/ML/MLEHMANN/Gimp-1.2.tar.gz
Gtk                          0.6123    0.7000 
K/KJ/KJALB/Gtk-Perl-0.7000.tar.gz
IO                            undef      1.20  G/GB/GBARR/IO-1.20.tar.gz
Image::Magick                  4.29      5.20 
J/JC/JCRISTY/PerlMagick-5.20-1.tar.gz
Pod::Text                    1.0203      2.04  R/RR/RRA/podlators-1.02.tar.gz
Test                          1.122      1.14  J/JP/JPRIT/Test-1.14.tar.gz
Text::Soundex                 undef      2.20 
M/MA/MARKM/Text-Soundex-2.20.tar.gz
Text::Tabs                 96.12120  98.11280
M/MU/MUIR/modules/Text-Tabs+Wrap-98.112902.tar.gzTie::Handle                  
undef
3.0  S/ST/STBEY/Tie-Handle-3.0.tar.gz
193 installed modules have no parseable version number  

One further point can be drawn from this: parsable version
numbers are quite important. 


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