[Bioperl-l] latest BioPerl hard to find in CPAN?

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Wed Oct 22 02:45:40 EDT 2008


Dave Messina wrote:
> Hey everybody,
> 
> When I looked in CPAN for bioperl 1.5.2 (the latest version available on 
> CPAN), I couldn't find it.
> 
> cpan[4]> i /bioperl/
[...]
> I happen to know where it is, so I know it's there.
> 
> cpan[7]> ls SENDU
> Fetching with LWP:
>   ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/CPAN/authors/id/S/CHECKSUMS
> Fetching with LWP:
>   ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/CPAN/authors/id/S/SE/CHECKSUMS
> Fetching with LWP:
>   
> ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/CPAN/authors/id/S/SE/SENDU/CHECKSUMS
>  5919092 2007-02-14 SENDU/bioperl-1.5.2_102.tar.gz
>   320154 2006-12-06 SENDU/bioperl-db-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
>    99082 2006-12-06 SENDU/bioperl-network-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
>   942093 2006-12-06 SENDU/bioperl-run-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
>  
> But surely this will hamper others, no?

Probably, but that's the way it works with CPAN. Developer releases do 
not show up in searches. You have to know the path. I think this is 
explained in the installation instructions on the wiki.


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