[Bioperl-l] Re: Bundle-Bioperl installation under Activestate

Chris Dagdigian dag at sonsorol.org
Fri Feb 13 14:53:51 EST 2004

Hi Jennifer,

I've never used perl on Windows - only under various Unix flavors and my 
personal systems are mostly Mac OS X or Linux these days.

I'm cc'ing this reply to the bioperl discussion list where I know there 
are active windows users of bioperl. We also have some .ppd files on our 
download site http://bioperl.org/DIST/ but since I've never used the 
ActiveState stuff I have very little clue about them!

A quick google search for io::string + ppd turnd up this link which may 
be helpful:


There seem to be several ppm archives on the net, IO-String is also 
found here apparently: 

Good luck with the course!


Jennifer Hsu wrote:
> Hi, Chris:
> My name is Jennifer, I am a student in BioPerl class at Foothill College, Los Altos, CA. Our class
> is trying to install bioperl. The entire class is encountering the problem of not being able to
> find IO-String. 
> So I searched for IO-String and got 4 choices:
> ppm> search IO-String
> Searching in Active Repositories
> 1. IO-String <1.02> Emulate IO::File interface for in-core strings
> 2. IO-String <1.03> Emulate file interface for in-core strings
> 3. IO-String <1.04> Emulate file interface for in-core strings
> 4. IO-stringy <2.108> stringy - I/O on in-core objects like strings and ar~ 
> - I tried to install 3, 2, 1 , but each time I got:
> PPD for 'IO-String.ppd' could not be found.
> It found that IO-stringy (item 4) is already installed in my system, but BioPerl is looking for
> IO-String.
> - I have ActivePerl Is this build incompatible with Bioperl?
> - Please advise me, where can I find IO-String? What can I do to build this PPD. All the students
> in my class are stuck, Help!
> Thanks
>                      Jennifer

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