[Bioperl-l] Budle::BioPerl dependency issues

gang wu gwu at molbio.mgh.harvard.edu
Mon Nov 20 13:54:46 EST 2006

Sendu Bala wrote:
> 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.
This can save a lot of time and confusion. But why can't BioPerl be 
installed with Bundle::BioPerl when using CPAN? It sounds convenient.
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