[Bioperl-l] Extreme newbie question.

Adlai Burman adlai at refenestration.com
Wed Jun 24 22:08:31 EDT 2009

I have been trying to install BioPerl for a while now and after  
pummeling my hard drive (Mac OS 10.5 intel) with several attempts at  
Fink installation, a >cpan installation and removing my .cpan folder I  
am still at square 0. I do not want to do anymore damage to my  
computer, yet I really need a working install (especially to interface  
with remote DBs like GenBank. Can anyone give me some advice here?  
After each attempt, I have tried to run perldoc bptutorial.pl and  
tried test scripts with "use Bio::Perl" in the headers and I just  
receive  error mesages like the following:

Can't locate Bio/Perl.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /home/users/dag/lib/ 
perl5/ /Library/Perl/Updates/5.8.8/darwin-thread-multi-2level /Library/ 
Perl/Updates/5.8.8 /System/Library/Perl/5.8.8/darwin-thread- 
multi-2level /System/Library/Perl/5.8.8 /Library/Perl/5.8.8/darwin- 
thread-multi-2level /Library/Perl/5.8.8 /Library/Perl /Network/Library/ 
Perl/5.8.8/darwin-thread-multi-2level /Network/Library/Perl/5.8.8 / 
Network/Library/Perl /System/Library/Perl/Extras/5.8.8/darwin-thread- 
multi-2level /System/Library/Perl/Extras/5.8.8 /Library/Perl/5.8.6 / 
Library/Perl/5.8.1 .) at trsh.pl line 1.

I have been working from the OReilly book astering Perl for  
Bioinformatics and the INSTALL file and have scoured around the  
BioPerl website and am still stuck.

Thanks in advance,


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