[Bioperl-l] help: can't run Bioperl

Kevin Brown Kevin.M.Brown at asu.edu
Thu Oct 30 15:25:35 EDT 2008


Could be a line ending problem in your script. You say it is a 2 line script, but perl is breaking on the third line. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bioperl-l-bounces at lists.open-bio.org 
> [mailto:bioperl-l-bounces at lists.open-bio.org] On Behalf Of Jie Zhang
> Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2008 10:57 AM
> To: bioperl
> Subject: [Bioperl-l] help: can't run Bioperl
> 
> HI,
>  
> I'm new to BioPerl and just finished installing BioPerl on 
> Windows XP using PPM, strictly followed the instruction. At 
> the end, a message showed 45 packages were installed for 
> Bioperl CORE and  Bioperl. 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. What could be wrong, is that an 
> installation problem? Could you please help me?
>  
> Thank you very much
>  
> Jie
> 
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