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

Dave Messina David.Messina at sbc.su.se
Wed Dec 10 08:16:34 EST 2008

Try quitting out of the cpan shell and checking if it's written stuff to
your ~/.cpan directory. I'm betting that when you wiped out your .cpan
directory, it had to read the defaults from the system location. But it
should, after that first time, have written a new .cpan directory in your
home dir for you.

Start up cpan again and list your configuration with 'o conf'.

Read carefully the first lines printed after you do the 'o conf' command --
it should tell you where it's reading your configuration information from.

It should say something like:
cpan> o conf
$CPAN::Config options from '/home/okeefe/.cpan/CPAN/MyConfig.pm':

If that's okay, then check carefully the following values -- all of your
cpan-related configuration parameters should point to your ~/.cpan

    build_dir          [/home/okeefe/.cpan/build]
    cpan_home          [/home/okeefe/.cpan]
    histfile           [/home/okeefe/.cpan/histfile]
    keep_source_where  [/home/okeefe/.cpan/sources]
    prefs_dir          [/home/okeefe/.cpan/prefs]

If any of those aren't correct, try changing one of them and then doing 'o
conf commit'. Until you can get that to work, nothing in cpan is going to
work for you.

If those are all correct, then set the make and build params as mentioned
before and try 'o conf commit' on those.


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