[Bioperl-l] Installing bioperl without ftp

Scott Cain scott at scottcain.net
Wed May 6 16:29:08 EDT 2009

Hi Len,

When you configure cpan, you can specify to use http urls instead of
ftp urls.  If you've already configured cpan, and need to redo it,
enter the cpan shell and type "o conf init" and look for http urls for
mirrors.  If there aren't any in Canada, look in the US--there  are
about 10.


On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 3:59 PM,  <len.zaifman at sickkids.ca> wrote:
> Due to institutional requirements we cannot use ftp (port 21) to obtain the
> pre-requisite packages using the easy build method. Is there a way to do
> this using https or at least http? Or better yet scp/sftp?
> Thanks.
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Scott Cain, Ph. D.                                   scott at scottcain dot net
GMOD Coordinator (http://gmod.org/)                     216-392-3087
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

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