[Bioperl-l] a thought on Bio::Root::Build

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Fri Jan 23 16:36:01 EST 2009


Chris Fields wrote:
> - ERROR: IO::String is not installed
> 
> [ERROR] [Thu Jan 22 08:14:32 2009] Could not create Module::Build 
> object: mkdir /Users/cpan/.cpan/CPAN: Permission denied at 
> /Volumes/Media/smoke/rel/perl-5.10.0/lib/5.10.0/CPAN/HandleConfig.pm 
> line 539
> Note that the CPAN module is being called from within CPANPLUS (likely 
> via Bio::Root::Build), I think causing a permissions issue.  Not a huge 
> worry (the tests are marked UNKNOWN) but I'm wondering if we should 
> bypass automatic installation of required modules if called from within 
> the CPAN/CPANPLUS shell for this reason.  Either that or try to 
> determine whether CPAN or CPANPLUS is being used and then use the 
> correct shell for retrieving and installing modules.

The latter is the solution to go for; there is already custom handling 
for being called from within the CPAN shell. I've no experience of 
CPANPLUS, but it's certainly something that ought to be looked at.


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