[Bioperl-l] Re: Installing BioPerl under Mac OS X

Sean Davis sdavis2 at mail.nih.gov
Wed Oct 20 21:08:19 EDT 2004

Just a quick question--what branch is the fink package built from?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Koen van der Drift" <kvddrift at earthlink.net>
To: "Madeleine Lemieux" <mlemieux at bioinfo.ca>
Cc: <ajm226 at cam.ac.uk>; <bioperl-l at portal.open-bio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Bioperl-l] Re: Installing BioPerl under Mac OS X

> On Oct 20, 2004, at 6:52 AM, Madeleine Lemieux wrote:
> > I used fink to install libwww-pm581 and GD. I then forced the 
> > installation of the BioPerl bundle using CPAN. This was necessary as 
> > quite a few of the tests failed but not on things I cared about 
> > especially. I then downloaded the latest BioPerl release and followed 
> > the installation instructions. Worked fine.
> Madeleine, I am curious why didn't use fink to install bioperl. Version 
> 1.4 has been available for a few months, and is actually part of the 
> most recent binary release (Fink 0.7.1). Did you get any particular 
> errors when you tried to install it? I am the fink-maintainer of 
> bioperl, so if there are any problems please let me know, so I can try 
> to fix the package.
> >
> > I have also installed (following each package's installation 
> > instructions) wwwBlast (latest OS X version from NCBI), t-coffee (the 
> > Unix version, not the Mac one), clustalw (the OS X version) and 
> Just as a note, all three, as well as pTk (804.026) are also availble 
> through fink.
> - Koen.
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