[Bioperl-l] Bioperl 1.5.2 RC5 install onWinXPActivePerl 188.8.131.529
bix at sendu.me.uk
Fri Dec 1 09:17:41 EST 2006
Chris Fields wrote:
> On Dec 1, 2006, at 3:13 AM, 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.
> Yes, I understand that. My point is, you are generally forced to use
> PPM anyway due to several modules not installing properly (all the
> 'trouble' distributions, like DB_File, are available via PPM). I can
> see using CPAN as an alternative way of installing Bioperl for a
> distribution, or as the primary method via CVS or manually, but not for
> distributions. At least not until the kinks are worked out for Windows
CPAN isn't being suggested as the primary or preferred installation
method for Windows. That will still be PPM. I'm mentioning CPAN / manual
installation in the Windows INSTALL docs for the benefit of anyone who
wants a simple install and test environment when checking out from CVS.
> What are the significant issues for a bioperl PPM installation
None that I'm aware of - I just need to find the time to start looking
into generating an appropriate PPD. Hopefully Nathan's wiki page on the
subject will be all I need.
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