[Bioperl-l] External dependencies and Macs [long]

Ewan Birney birney@ebi.ac.uk
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 09:02:38 +0000 (GMT)

On Wed, 13 Dec 2000, Todd Richmond wrote:

> On 12/13/00 2:49 AM, "Ewan Birney" <birney@ebi.ac.uk> wrote:
> > Most (?all) our dependencies are pure perl modules, so they should work
> > for Macs...
> Pure perl <=> fully portable
> > I personally believe that it is ok to have dependencies on thing like LWP,
> > File::Temp etc but not ok to have dependencies on
> > New::SuperClever::MySQL::AutoBinder or something else which is likely to
> > be more buggy than bioperl ;)
> Let me give you an example of what us poor Mac users are up against. Here's
> a brief blow-by-blow of my attempt to get the current external dependencies
> installed on my machine:


I guess it is going to be MacOS X to save the day here.

We are going to need (with your help Todd) good instructions on what is or
is not going to work from bioperl on Macs. I think getting the entire
bioperl suite to work on Macs looks as if we need to fix lots of "Perl on
Mac" issues. 

But I hope a good subset of bioperl can work ok on Macs and we can have
good walk through instructions about what errors to ignore/skip over

Sounds good?


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