[Bioperl-l] Bioperl 1.5.2 RC5 installonWinXPActivePerl

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Fri Dec 1 12:57:18 EST 2006

> Chris Fields wrote:
> 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 users.
> 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.

That's fine by me.  I think the focus is making sure the PPM works, but that
shouldn't hold up the final 1.5.2 release.  The PPM for previous releases
was never released concurrently with the distribution (if at all); it
generally followed by a few weeks to a few months past a final release.

> > 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.

I'll try testing it out today and next week (the more people we have looking
into the issue the better).  I'm sure that Module::Build hasn't updated to
using PPM4 XML formatting, but the tags are similar enough.  I can always
create a local PPM database using a similar directory structure to
bioperl.org/DIST and test an installation from it.


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