[Bioperl-l] Installation using --install_base

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Fri Jun 15 06:45:48 EDT 2007

Nathan S. Haigh wrote:
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> I'm setting up a new installation of Debian 4.0 at home and though I'd
> try to install BioPerl as a normal user rather than root. So in CPAN
> options I set the --install_base to /home/username/perl and set PERL5LIB
> to point to the same place.
> Now, when I run "perl Build.PL" on the HEAD of BioPerl as a non root
> user and ask to install all optional modules, it tries to install them
> through CPAN - however it seems to fail because some dependencies don't
> seem to want to install in a user directory.
> Has anyone else found this or might I be doing something wrong?

You'll need to configure CPAN to install into your user directory. 
Upgrade to the latest version, then go read the docs on the various 
configurable options. I thought I at least mentioned this in the Bioperl 
INSTALL doc. If not, can someone come up with a concise clarification?

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