[Bioperl-l] Fwd: [Gmod-ajax] Jbrowse on mac os 10.5

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at gmx.net
Wed Mar 18 13:57:15 EDT 2009

On Mar 18, 2009, at 12:35 PM, Isabelle Phan wrote:

> It would help me immensely to get a clear answer: after I unpack the  
> Bioperl tarball, do I have to run the Build, Yes or No?

You don't. I myself only do so to check that it does build (and to get  
the tests run). I know that several other devs do the same.  
Specifically, I never *install* BioPerl (because I want to be able to  
switch versions easily).

I believe Build sets up a config file for Bio::DB::GFF, which is used  
by GBrowse, but I may be mistaken on that. If I'm not you'd have to  
either create that file by hand, or run Build but you still don't have  
to *install*.

The only caveat if you don't install BioPerl is that you'll have to  
include its location in the PERL5LIB environment variable for every  
script that uses it (or add -I, or add 'use lib' to the script).

: Hilmar Lapp  -:-  Durham, NC  -:-  hlapp at gmx dot net :

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