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

Barry Moore barry.moore at genetics.utah.edu
Fri Feb 13 19:53:56 EST 2004


What repositories are you using with ppm (try typing rep at the ppm> 
prompt if you don't know).  I just reinstalled IO-String O.K. but it may 
have installed from a non-standard ppm repository.  I don't know why 
ActiveState wouldn't have IO-String, but Randy Kobes has a ppm 
collection that does.  Set him up as a repository, and you should be 
able to install.  Again from the ppm> promt type "rep add Kobes 
http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/ppms".  Then re-try your IO-Sting install.  
I'm using ActiveState Perl 5.8, but from what I hear on this list, 5.6 
should work just fine.

Good luck,

Barry Moore

Chris Dagdigian wrote:

> 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:
> http://www.apache.org/dist/perl/win32-bin/ppms/IO-String.ppd
> There seem to be several ppm archives on the net, IO-String is also 
> found here apparently: 
> http://www.online-mirror.org/apache/perl/win32-bin/ppms/
> Good luck with the course!
> Regards,
> Chris
> 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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