[Bioperl-l] problem with bioperl install
cjfields at illinois.edu
Fri May 29 22:27:16 EDT 2009
On May 29, 2009, at 5:10 PM, Sendu Bala wrote:
> Kristina Fontanez wrote:
>> Hello everyone-
>> Sendu - I took your advice but doing Install Bundle::CPAN did not
>> take care of the dependencies. It still failed. See attached txt
>> file with my terminal output. Does anyone have any idea how this
>> might be?
> From reading the output it seems like perhaps you don't have 'make'
> or there is something wrong when using it. If you're on a mac you
> may need to install the dev tools. Someone else want to jump in here
> with advice?
> Also, check your CPAN configuration to ensure it is trying to use
> the correct make commands. ('o conf' etc.)
I don't know what to say beyond 'it works for me'. I'll backlog to
see if I can work it out, but it appears to be something with 'make'.
>> If I wanted to wipe all perl from my computer and simply start
>> over, how might this be accomplished?
> Don't do that. At least not until you know you have a working make
Actually, don't do it AT ALL. Various system tools use the native
perl build only (hence the various breakages when updating Mac OS X).
Replace it and you'll likely have a huge headache (and have to
reinstall). I believe the perl installation docs for Mac indicate
something along these lines.
If you really need I suggest either installing the latest perl via
MacPorts/Fink or compiling and and installing it yourself.
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