[Bioperl-l] CPAN install

Dave Howorth dhoworth at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Wed Feb 25 09:05:58 EST 2004

I'm trying to upgrade my bioperl installation to 1.4. I want to do it 
from CPAN, using perl -MCPAN because that's the way I install Perl 
software. I'm having trouble, so now I have an extra reason: to see if 
the install process needs fixing :)  I have a couple of questions:

(1) On <http://www.bioperl.org/Core/Latest/> it says
"Information on how to use CPAN.pm to automatically download BioPerl and 
various CPAN module dependencies is described on our INSTALL file." but 
the install file <http://www.bioperl.org/Core/Latest/INSTALL> does not 
contain this information as far as I can see? (it describes how to 
install Bundle::Bioperl that way, but not Bioperl itself)

(2) What is the name of the distribution? The link takes me to 
bioperl-1.4 but I get an error when I try to install it:

perl -MCPAN -e shell
cpan> install bioperl-1.4
Warning: Cannot install bioperl-1.4, don't know what it is.
Try the command

     i /bioperl-1.4/

to find objects with matching identifiers.

The suggested search returns a long list of individual modules. I get 
similar errors if I try 'bioperl' or 'Bioperl'.

(3) There is a module called Bioperl, which says it is part of the 
bioperl-1.4 distribution, but describes itself as "Bioperl 1.3 - Perl 
Modules for Biology"

Any ideas?

Thanks, Dave
Dave Howorth
MRC Centre for Protein Engineering
Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QH
01223 252960

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