[Bioperl-l] Installing Bioperl on Windows XP

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Wed Nov 14 09:02:05 EST 2007

The instructions are pretty specific:


Note the section on adding new repositories.  As for the PPM  
connection error, it's more than likely an error with the default  
address but it isn't bioperl-related; maybe answers lie here:



On Nov 14, 2007, at 3:52 AM, Roshan Makam wrote:

> Hi,
> I am encountering a problem while installing Bioperl on Windows  
> XP.  I have installed ActivePerl version  I am using  
> Perl Package Manager GUI.  Also, I am following the instructions  
> outlined for installing Bioperl on Windows.  I am getting an  
> error.  The error is as follows:
>  Downloading ActiveState Package Repository packlist ... failed 500  
> Can't connect to ppm4.activestate.com:80 (Bad hostname  
> 'ppm4.activestate.com')
> I do not know how to overcome this problem.  The other issue is  
> when I type bioperl in the search box I do not see any packages of  
> bioperl.  I do not know what the problem is.  If anyone of you  
> could guide me through the installation process I would appreciate it.
> Thanks,
> Roshan

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