[Bioperl-l] Packaging bioperl for Fedora

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Fri Mar 30 15:36:26 EDT 2007

On Mar 30, 2007, at 1:42 PM, Allen Day wrote:

> Hi Alex,
> The Biopackages.net project is still active, we are regularly adding
> packages to it, mostly R packages lately.  Most of the systems we use
> are running CentOS at this point, which is why you have not seen
> support for FC6 yet.  There is nothing preventing building FC6
> packages aside from lack of time to set up the FC6 build farm nodes.
> If you're interested in packaging BioPerl or other
> bioinformatics-related software, please join the Biopackages project
> on SourceForge.  We object to the Fedora Extras FUD tactics used to
> discourage people from using 3rd party repositories, and suspect they
> may not want to host some of our data packages, such as the >2GB
> genome packages.  Biopackages project is likely to partially merge
> with RPMForge.  We are already discussing with them how best to do it.
> -Allen

My personal feeling about this is if anyone wants to contribute a  
package which makes it easier to install or update BioPerl, be it  
through Biopackages, Fink, fedora extras, or whatever, I'm all for  
it, 'FUD' or not.


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