Bioperl: "port" to NT
Fri, 11 Dec 1998 18:13:47 -0500
To the group,
This is getting so easy I'm embarassed. If
one goes to and gets the most recent Perl
port from http://www.activestate.com and
installs it on NT, then downloads bioperl-0.04.zip,
unzips, and copies the Bio/ directory to the
newly create C:\Perl\lib, the scripts using
Bioperl just work. That's it.
By that I mean either through Cygnus' bash
or through NT's "Command Prompt".
However, the full 'perl Makefile.pl' followed by
'make' gives :
Makefile:738: *** missing separator. Stop.
I'll start to dissect this after the weekend with
my 15 month old son. He could have done this "port"
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gunther Birznieks [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, December 11, 1998 5:15 PM
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> Subject: Re: Bioperl: "port" to NT
> At 01:55 PM 12/11/98 -0800, greg heil wrote:
> >Gunther Birznieks wrote:
> >> Why 5.003? I thought that the latest ActiveState port is at
> > 5.005_02 and comes with the POSIX.pm. If you used this, maybe
> > you wouldn't have to worry about changing the behavior of some
> > of the "pure" Perl modules so much?
> >i can confirm the ActiveState/Posix, at least as of release 507.
> >The 5.003 part, as i understand it, is to get a _least_ common
> >denominator... So folks in big IS depts would not have to bug
> >powers that be to upgrade their Perl;)
> Hmm. That idea is commendable.
> But isn't that a different goal than doing an NT-port? Perhaps I am
> missing something but it seems to me that by that logic,
> one might as well tell people not to bug their UNIX admin to upgrade
> Perl 5.003 for UNIX either. Instead, just start distributing instructions
> Bioperl for running on older versions of Perl in general.
> In addition, the mechanism for manually placing the Bio hierarchy in
> kind of requires pretty intrusive access to the NT Box anyway.
> It's not that much more intrusive to require upgrading
> to a more recent version of NT Perl especially when the install for
> Perl is GUI-based these days.
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