[Bioperl-l] Smaller Bioperl Modules

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at gmx.net
Wed Jul 23 21:02:19 EDT 2008


What would be really nice to have for such purposes is a build option  
that, given a list of modules, creates a tar (or whatever else that's  
suitable for distribution) with those modules and all other modules  
they depend on, recursively of course.

Presumably this is what you would be looking for? It'd be great if  
someone would like to take this on (perhaps yourself?), though we  
should also keep in mind that in reality this is going to be a rather  
rare need. Still, as you describe, for those that do have the need it  
might help a lot.

I should also note that in my observation it is not uncommon for  
sysadmins in biology or other department to have had to install  
bioperl already for faculty or students, so having to do this may not  
be such an extraordinary task for many out there.

	-hilmar

	
On Jul 21, 2008, at 7:09 PM, <Nathan.Watson-Haigh at csiro.au> <Nathan.Watson-Haigh at csiro.au 
 > wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm developing a web-based application and it'd be cool to use some
> Bioperl modules. However, I'll be providing my tool for downloaded and
> installation on a web server, so having to ask the sys admin to  
> install
> all of bioperl where I only need a few modules is overkill and is  
> likely
> to cause installation headaches.
>
> Since I've been out of the loop for quite a while now, I was wondering
> if any decisions had been made about whether or not Bioperl was  
> going to
> be released on CPAN in smaller sets of modules with correct  
> dependencies
> and possibly a Bundle::Bioperl? It'd be nice to have my application,  
> for
> example, depend on Bio::SeqIO, such that only Bio::SeqIO::* and it's
> dependencies are installable through CPAN.
>
> Cheers,
> Nath
>
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