[Bioperl-l] After Checkout of Bioperl-live version doesn't seem to change

Dan Kortschak dan.kortschak at adelaide.edu.au
Wed Feb 3 17:30:50 EST 2010

Hi Chris,

I too have had strangeness with version reporting - not with the svn
checkouts, but with the CPAN package which I use on my production
machine (v 1.6.1 installed).

cpanp 'o' reports the version of bioperl (actually 'Bio::Root::RootI')
installed as 'Unparsable', with the available upgrade as 1.006001 as you
would expect, 'l' gives the following:

CPAN Terminal> l Bio::Root::RootI

Details for 'Bio::Root::RootI'
Author                   Christopher Fields (cjfields at bioperl.org)    
Description              None given
Development Stage        Unknown
Installed File           /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.0/Bio/Root/RootI.pm
Interface Style          Unknown
Language Used            Unknown
Package                  BioPerl-1.6.1.tar.gz
Public License           Unknown
Support Level            Unknown
Version Installed        0.0
Version on CPAN          1.006001


The head line of B:R:RI:

# $Id: RootI.pm 16090 2009-09-15 21:57:56Z cjfields $

and the cpanp install logs show 1.6.1 is actually installed.

This has never really worried me, but since version reporting was raised
I thought I'd bring it up. Also curious about why BioPerl.pm isn't
installed/manified on bioperl install as I wonder around the distro.


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