[Bioperl-l] bioperl-db working (for the moment) on Win32

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Tue Jan 17 20:44:55 EST 2006


Just wanted to drop a line saying bioperl-db seems to be up and  
running on Windows (at least for the moment!). All tests pass using  
ActivePerl and cygwin-perl.  I am trying to sort out the issue with  
throw in Bio::Root::Root (specifically, why it doesn't work without  
the added comma; I'm trying the modifications to Root.pm on Mac OS X  
now) and am trying to also figure out why bioperl and bioperl-db give  
tons of warnings using ActivePerl (most just state that x subroutine  
was redefined in y.pm line z, so aren't serious).  This is an  
ActivePerl or nmake issue and not a bioperl problem as there are no  
warnings using 'make test' in cygwin.  I am in the midst of writing  
up the steps for installing bioperl and bioperl-db using MySQL as the  
relational DB with either ActivePerl or cygwin; I really don't have  
much experience with postgreSQL, oracle, MsSQL (B. Wang's added  
modules), etc., but I can't see any reason why they wouldn't work.

Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher
Lab of Dr. Robert Switzer
Dept of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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