[Bioperl-l] bioperl-live install issue on unix

Sean O'Keeffe limericksean at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 05:37:56 EST 2008

Ok so just now i decided to wipe .cpan from my home directory and do a
fresh install and reload

> cpan
cpan> install CPAN

even this returns the following:
are my settings  totally off the wall here?

Running make install
Prepending /home/okeeffe/.cpan/build/CPAN-1.9301-wnpJfD/blib/arch
/home/okeeffe/.cpan/build/CPAN-1.9301-wnpJfD/blib/lib to PERL5LIB for
ERROR: Can't create '/usr/local/bin'
Do not have write permissions on '/usr/local/bin'
 at -e line 1
make: *** [pure_perl_install] Error 9
  /usr/bin/make install  -- NOT OK

are my settings totally off the wall here?

2008/12/10 Chris Fields <cjfields at illinois.edu>:
> On Dec 9, 2008, at 4:27 PM, Sendu Bala wrote:
>> Sean O'Keeffe wrote:
>>> I give up. Module::Build can't be installed with CPAN without su access.
>> You should be able to. If you have problems doing even that, you might
>> want to ask on the CPAN/ M::B mailing list.
>> In the mean time, just add the checkout directory to your PERL5LIB for an
>> easy way to 'install'.
> Sean, you should file this as a bug just in case (with us).  It may very
> well be a Module::Build issue in the end, but it definitely shouldn't fall
> through the cracks if it's possibly ours.
> chris

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