[Bioperl-l] Bioperl Installation

Dave Messina David.Messina at sbc.su.se
Mon Jul 6 15:38:09 EDT 2009

Hi Stephen,
This is on a Mac, correct?

You need to install the developer tools first. The key line in your log is:

  Can't test without successful make

Admittedly, that's cryptic. What it means is that it needs the program
called make. That program is installed when you install the developer tools.

Go to developer.apple.com and create an account if you don't already have

Go to the Mac Dev Center, and click on "Xcode 3".

This should be the right link:

Xcode 3<https://connect.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MemberSite.woa/wa/getSoftware?bundleID=20414>

You'll need to login to get to it, and then you'll get to the download page
for the massive 986 MB Xcode 3.1.3 download.

After you run the Xcode installer, you can check in Terminal that you've got
'make' installed by typing:

which make

on the command line. It should give you the answer
make is /usr/bin/make

If it does, then you're good to try again with the bioperl install.


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