[Bioperl-l] Bioperl 1.5.2 RC5 install onWinXPActivePerl 5.8.8.819

Nathan S. Haigh n.haigh at sheffield.ac.uk
Fri Dec 1 04:26:22 EST 2006


Sendu Bala wrote:
> Chris Fields wrote:
>>
>> I know that setting up the PPM is a pain, but I have to say it is 
>> much faster, and all required PPMs are available.  Which makes me 
>> curious: why bother with trying out a CPAN installation process at 
>> this point, especially when you have to use PPM to install some of 
>> the prereqs properly anyway?
>
> Firstly, problems discovered and resulting fixes will help all 
> platforms, not just Windows. So thanks for trying it out and reporting 
> back. Secondly, the PPM method, like Bundle::BioPerl, is 
> all-or-nothing. The CPAN installation method allows an interactive 
> choice of which optional things to install.
>
> If what you say about DB_File is true, then that's a great shame!
>
>
> So I can do further trouble-shooting of my own, what is the sure-fire 
> way to completely clean-out an ActivePerl install, including any 
> modules you might have installed with PPMs or CPAN?
>
>

In addition, using CPAN allows you to run the test suite easily without 
the need to download it separately and run it after a PPM install.

I don't know of a way to clean out ActivePerl - I use VMWare Workstation 
and have a virtual machine with a fresh install of WinXP and ActivePerl 
5.8.8.819 - maybe someone else has ideas?

Nath



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