[Bioperl-l] newbie wants install help

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Thu Aug 9 18:23:24 EDT 2007


hari jayaram wrote:
> Hi I am trying to install bioperl as a non root user since I dont have root
> access on the machine.
> 
> I was following the instructions as given on the wiki at
> http://bioperl.open-bio.org/wiki/Installing_Bioperl_for_Unix
> I started from scratch using perl version v5.8.5 and used cpan to install
> the bioperl module prerequisites bundle Bundle::BioPerl since I thought it
> was needed. Everything worked just fine
> I could use cpan as a non root user following instructions given at
> http://www.dcc.fc.up.pt/~pbrandao/aulas/0203/AR/modules_inst_cpan.html
> 
> But when I try to install bioperl using the instructions for non-root I get
> an error when I build Module::Build because I am not root.
> Iget the same Module::Build error when I try to install without CPAN using
> command line script perl Build.PL --install_base option as given on the
> wiki.

Follow the cpan instructions you found to install as non-root:

Bundle::CPAN

Failing that, you require at least:
Module::Build

Failing that:
http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Installing_Bioperl_for_Unix#INSTALLING_BIOPERL_MODULES_THE_HARD_WAY
(it's actually the easiest way, go figure)


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