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

Sean O'Keeffe limericksean at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 09:31:41 EST 2008

> o conf
$CPAN::Config options from '/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.7/CPAN/Config.pm':

So how to change this is the key?

2008/12/10 Dave Messina <David.Messina at sbc.su.se>:
> 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
> directory.
>     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.
> D

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