[Bioperl-l] problem with installation of Bioperl1.4 on Windows XPPC using ActivePerl PPM

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Fri Sep 15 16:53:44 EDT 2006


> -----Original Message-----
> From: bioperl-l-bounces at lists.open-bio.org [mailto:bioperl-l-
> bounces at lists.open-bio.org] On Behalf Of szhan at uoguelph.ca
> Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 2:56 PM
> To: Bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org
> Subject: [Bioperl-l] problem with installation of Bioperl1.4 on Windows
> XPPC using ActivePerl PPM
> 
> Dear Bioperl users,
> I have downloaded ActivePerl-5.8.8.819 MSI (x86), and installed it on
> Windows XP PC successfully. I used GUI PPM to install Bioperl 1.4 by
> opening GUI PPM, choosing Bioperl1.4 then marking for install but got
> error as below:
> ERROR: Installing File-Spec-0.82 would downgrade File::Spec from
> version 3.12 to 0.82 and File::Spec::Functions from version 1.3 to 1.1
> and File::Spec::Mac from version 1.4 to 1.2 and File::Spec::OS2 from
> version 1.2 to 1.1 and File::Spec::Unix from version 1.5 to 1.2 and
> File::Spec::VMS from version 1.4 to 1.1 and File::Spec::Win32 from
> version 1.6 to 1.2
> Why did I get the error? Could you please help me out?
> Thanks!
> 
> Josh

I haven't used the new PPM GUI with ActivePerl 5.8.819 yet, but it's strange
that it says those will be downgraded.  Have you tried the command line PPM
to install?  I know it's still available with the distribution.

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



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