[Bioperl-l] help on Bio-Perl Installation

Jie Zhang jieuiuc at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 24 14:06:44 EDT 2008

I'm new to BioPerl and just finished installing BioPerl on Windows XP by dowloading and unpack the file bioperl-1.5.2_102.tar.gz  from the Bioperl.org website, then strictly followed the manual installation instruction. All the Build and Test steps were fine although there were some unimportant modules failed to install. I was able to view the documentation by typing perldoc Bio::Perl in the command window. However, when I tested if it is installed properly, I encountered problem. I wrote a two-line script file called bp.pl
#!/bin/perl -w
use Bio::Perl;
The compilation step failed and gave me this message"use not allowed in the expression at bp.pl line 3, syntax error at bp.pl line 3, near"use Bio::Perl"...."
That warning appeared no matter the script is "use Bio::Seq" or other modules. It seems use is not allowed here. What could be wrong during installation? Could you please help me?
Thank you very much


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