[Bioperl-l] Extreme newbie question.

Kevin Brown Kevin.M.Brown at asu.edu
Thu Jun 25 11:21:02 EDT 2009


Or http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Getting_BioPerl#Mac_OS_X_using_fink

That error suggests that the install fails and you need to figure out
why from the install error messages. I suspect you aren't doing the
install as root, but as a normal user who lacks the needed permissions
to change files in certain directories. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bioperl-l-bounces at lists.open-bio.org 
> [mailto:bioperl-l-bounces at lists.open-bio.org] On Behalf Of 
> Adlai Burman
> Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 7:09 PM
> To: bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org
> Subject: [Bioperl-l] Extreme newbie question.
> 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,
> Adlai
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