[Bioperl-l] Installing Bioperl

Brian Osborne brian_osborne at cognia.com
Tue Jun 29 09:34:53 EDT 2004


How easy an approach is may depend on your background. I'm comfortable in
the Unix environment so the approach that's easiest for me is to use Bioperl
with Cygwin, which is a free Unix emulator for Windows. So step 1 would be
to install Cygwin (www.cygwin.com) along with the Cygwin packages binutil,
gcc, make, and perl. When Cygwin is installed you want to start it up and
install Bioperl just as you would in Unix. These steps are described in the
INSTALL document, take a look at the sections THE BIOPERL BUNDLE and
(http://bioperl.org/Core/Latest/INSTALL). When you first start using CPAN in
Perl it will need some configuration, answering all of its questions with
the default answers is usually the right thing to do.

A note on Cygwin: it doesn't write to your Registry, it doesn't alter your
system or your existing files in any way, it doesn't create partitions, it
simply creates a cygwin directory and writes all of its files to that
directory. To uninstall Cygwin just delete that directory.

Brian O.

-----Original Message-----
From: bioperl-l-bounces at portal.open-bio.org
[mailto:bioperl-l-bounces at portal.open-bio.org]On Behalf Of
habulleef at kfshrc.edu.sa
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 4:30 AM
To: bioperl-l at bioperl.org
Subject: [Bioperl-l] Installing Bioperl

I am looking for an easy straight forward way to install Bioperl for
windows 2000
as have tried the steps in bioperl .org and had difficulties to install.

Thank You

Hana Abulleef, M.Sc.
Research Programmer Analyst
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Scientific Computing (BESC)
MBC-03, P.O. Box 3354
Riyadh 11211, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
E-Mail: habulleef at kfshrc.edu.sa

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