[Bioperl-l] Partial BioPerl installations

Heikki Lehvaslaiho heikki at ebi.ac.uk
Tue Mar 2 11:11:26 EST 2004


This s something that have been discussed but no definite action has been 
taken. Bioperl core is still one monolithic package. However, if you really 
are tight with space there are some things you can do.

I am assuming you are using anonymous CVS access and setting PERL5LIB to point 
your perl to the bioperl modules. The whole bioperl core takes ~25M. 

1. Remove everything else that CVS and Bio subdirectories. This takes the disk 
space down to 12M. Run 'cvs update' within the Bio directory and you can keep 
up to date.  If you need to run tests, examples or read documentation, you 
can do 'cvs update' in the main directory.

2. If all you need is the basic sequence manipulation classes, you can, 
possibly, remove a number of subdirectories under Bio. For example, if you do 
not directly need  these, could try removing them:


Note that I am only guessing here. If you try removing these, keep a log and 
be prepared to restore modules from cvs. If you really try this, please 
report back to the list. We'd be interested in knowing if and what works.



On Tuesday 02 Mar 2004 14:45, john herbert wrote:
> Hello.
> Is there away to only install specific parts of BioPerl on to your
> system. My problem is I have limited space on my machine and therefore
> don't want to install the whole of BioPerl if I am only going to use
> certain objects.
> I realise some classes will have super classes and all will have to be
> installed but I am assuming this will not need a full BioPerl install.
> Any information on how I could install just specific classes from
> BioPerl would be much appreciated, thank you.
> Kind regards,
> John Herbert,
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