[Bioperl-l] ubuntu installation

Robert Buels rmb32 at cornell.edu
Wed Jul 22 20:41:15 EDT 2009

According to `apt-cache show bioperl` on ubuntu, the Debian/Ubuntu 
bioperl packages is maintained by the Debian-Med Packaging Team 
<debian-med-packaging at lists.alioth.debian.org>, meaning they are the 
ones who update and maintain it.  I wonder who 'they' are?  Are any of 
you Debian Med packagers on this list?

Looking at 
it looks like 1.6 has made it into Debian testing and unstable, so I 
would guess that it would probably be in the next ubuntu release, I 
would think.

However, looking at the ubuntu packages site, 
, it looks like karmic, the next release still has 1.5.2 in it.  This 
could be a problem.  Perhaps we should email the Ubuntu MOTU Developers 
<ubuntu-motu at lists.ubuntu.com> , who are maintaining the ubuntu version 
of the package and ask them to make sure that 1.6 gets into Karmic?


Hilmar Lapp wrote:
> Apparently when you say "apt-get install bioperl" on Ubuntu you get the 
> 1.5.2 release. I don't know anything about BioPerl packaging on Ubuntu 
> but thought I'd check whether someone who knows (or who maintains that 
> package?) is here and can offer some advice or comment?
> See 
> http://phylr-gsoc.blogspot.com/2009/07/setting-up-biosql-101-on-postgresql-83.html 
> Dazhi is one of our Google Summer of Code students.
>     -hilmar

Robert Buels
Bioinformatics Analyst, Sol Genomics Network
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
Tower Rd
Ithaca, NY  14853
Tel: 503-889-8539
rmb32 at cornell.edu

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