[Bioperl-l] bioperl installation problems with CPAN

Sheila Zuñiga Trejos sheila.zuniga at sistemasgenomicos.com
Tue Feb 26 06:54:53 EST 2008

Hi Dave,
You're right! It works!
Thanks very much for your help.


De: dave at davemessina.com [mailto:dave at davemessina.com] En nombre de Dave
Enviado el: martes, 26 de febrero de 2008 12:44
Para: Sheila Zuñiga Trejos
CC: bioperl-l at bioperl.org
Asunto: Re: [Bioperl-l] bioperl installation problems with CPAN

The following two lines show the problem:

make_arg dual processor system
make_install_arg to always uninstall potentially conflicting files

The configuration parameters are key-value pairs. So here the parameter
"make_arg" is set to the value "dual processor system". "dual processor
system" is not a valid command-line argument for the make program, so that's
why cpan can't install BioPerl (or anything else, I would suspect).

Type the following in cpan:
cpan> o conf make_arg ""
cpan> o conf make_install_arg ""
cpan> o conf commit

Then type
cpan> o conf

and verify that those two parameters have indeed been changed successfully.
If so, then try installing BioPerl again. I think it should work, but let me
know if not.


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