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

Barry Moore bmoore at genetics.utah.edu
Fri Oct 7 10:56:31 EDT 2005


That is odd.  Is is possible that your network connection is down?  What
happens if you do something like 'ppm>search CGI'?  You could download
the ppd files from their respective repositories, store them locally,
and add another local ppm repository, but that would be a pita and you
certainly shouldn't have to do that.  Since it sounds like you've just
got ActivePerl running, try installing some other packages like
IO::String, Text::Wrap or HTML::Parser.  Any luck with those?

Finally, if you can't get that to work, you can compile and install
BioPerl from source.  You'll need to install the dependencies first.
You can find a list of these in http://bioperl.org/Core/Latest/INSTALL.
If ppm isn't working you'll have to install these from source as well.
This process will take some work and patience, but theoretically it can
be done on Windows - although I've never done a complete bioperl
installation this way, I've install a lot of other modules this way and
it does work).  Basically you'll do this:

1. Get nmake the windows c comiler from:
5.exe) and put it somewhere in your path.
2. Get the standard bioperl installation document from
3. Installation of perl modules from source basically involves four
	perl Makefile.pl
	nmake test
	nmake install
3. Download and install each dependency from www.cpan.org.  Some of them
may have their own dependencies, and you so you will have to read the
documentation for each one.
4. Download and install the bioperl distribution.


-----Original Message-----
From: bioperl-l-bounces at portal.open-bio.org
[mailto:bioperl-l-bounces at portal.open-bio.org] On Behalf Of
radhika.narayanan at siritech.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 9:43 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
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
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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