[Bioperl-l] Budle::BioPerl dependency issues

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Mon Nov 20 12:46:02 EST 2006


David Messina wrote:
> On Nov 19, 2006, at 6:58 PM, Phillip SanMiguel wrote:
>> [...]
>> My guess is that he thought that bioperl bundle installed the
>> dependencies *and* bioperl itself. That was my presumption the first
>> time I saw it on CPAN.
> 
> Me too, actually.
> 
> Perhaps there could be a big, bold warning displayed when using CPAN  
> to install Bundle::BioPerl, saying something like "you will still  
> need to install BioPerl separately by doing ..." ?
> 
> Likewise, I think the INSTALL document that comes with the BioPerl  
> distribution (and on the wiki) implies the difference between BioPerl  
> and Bundle::BioPerl but doesn't say so explicitly.

The description for Bundle::BioPerl
(http://search.cpan.org/~craffi/Bundle-BioPerl-2.1.7/BioPerl.pm)

says:
"NOTE: This Bundle does not install BioPerl"


> I'd be happy to add this to INSTALL if there are no objections...

I'll be changing the INSTALL docs to say not to use Bundle::BioPerl when 
installing with CPAN (you don't need it). Bundle::BioPerl is only for 
convenience when installing manually from archives or CVS.


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