[Bioperl-l] Bioperl 1.5.2 RC5 install onWinXPActivePerl

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Fri Dec 1 04:13:23 EST 2006

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?

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