[Bioperl-l] problem with bioperl install

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Fri May 29 17:34:58 EDT 2009


Mark A. Jensen wrote:
> The message says you are first updating your CPAN.pm.
> That module needs modules you don't have, so
> 
> use cpan to install the dependencies you don't have, viz.
>>     Test::Harness
>>     File::HomeDir
> 
> $ cpan
>> install Test::Harness
> etc.
> Then install CPAN.pm again (or run the Bioperl install again).

Install Bundle::CPAN instead; that will take care of its dependencies 
and leave you in a good state to install BioPerl.

Alternatively, if using and updating CPAN turns into too much of a 
hassle, do it the 'hard way' (which is probably really the easier way):
http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Installing_Bioperl_for_Unix#INSTALLING_BIOPERL_MODULES_THE_HARD_WAY


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