[Bioperl-l] Problem while downloading bioperl on windows 2000

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Fri Oct 7 10:28:55 EDT 2005

I would try switching over to the newest Activestate perl 5.8 version
(you're running 5.6).  The newest version of perl 5.8 is  That
may help a bit.

I checked the ppd files at bioperl.org/DIST and the newest version look like
they require 5.8, although a search with PPM shows that a number of them are
available for "MSWin32-x86-multi-thread", which could be version 5.6.  I'm
not quite sure.  You can also download a newer ppm at gmod.org (set the GMOD
repository to http://www.gmod.org/ggb/ppm).  It's listed as v 1.511 but
really corresponds to the CVS version of bioperl checked out at that time,
with all relevant updates for GBrowse.  This last one is really made for
compatibility with Gbrowse but works fine for everyday use; I haven't had
any problems with it here.

I think an official 1.51 release is also on the way (several release
candidates have been sent out, but all are tarballed UNIX archives).  A PPM
should be available shortly after that.


Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher - Switzer Lab
Dept. of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

-----Original Message-----
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radhika.narayanan at siritech.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 10:43 PM
To: bioperl-l at bioperl.org
Subject: [Bioperl-l] Problem while downloading bioperl on windows 2000

Dear Sir,
I downloaded the Active perl from
http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl/ and downloaded the ans also with MSI for windows. I installed active perl
with all default options. I opend a command prompt (Menus Start->Run and
type cmd) and ran the PPM shell (C:\>ppm).

Added two new PPM repositories with the following commands:

      ppm> rep add Bioperl http://bioperl.org/DIST

      ppm> rep add Kobes http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/ppms

      ppm> rep add Bribes http://www.Bribes.org/perl/ppm

After which i gave another command as mentioned in the guide ppm> search
Bioperl. With this command it threw a message saying that it could not find
any matches to bioperl.
Hence now am unable to install bioperl for windows 2000 on my machine.

i shall be greatful if you could  give solutions to solve this problem


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