[Bioperl-l] Installing Bioperl on Ubuntu and Mac OS X Snow Leopard (perl 5.10.0)
iatropoul at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 00:21:09 EDT 2010
I'd like to thank you for this important project. I currently develop
a script that uses the SeqIO module to read fasta or files with other
bio-formats. However your installation instructions are too difficult
to be followed, or even outdated, especially for the mac platform.
After trying a week I really can't install bioperl on a Snow Leopard
machine (perl 5.10.0) and I tried the CPAN and the fink method. None
of them works! Especially cpan seems to mess up with itself and now
doesn't install anything!
As for the ubuntu platform a simple command like: "sudo apt-get
install bioperl" simply does the trick!
However I couldn't find this simple command in your installation
guidelines, and I don't really understand why I should set up a
server, before installing bioperl and then follow this complicated
series of instructions, to achieve something that is so simple!
I understand that you try to give complete instructions for people who
may be pleased with more advanced stuff, but please don't forget
biology students who don't have a deep computational background. These
guys like me would appreciate some simple stuff to get their job and
their projects done, without needing to waste days to figure out
Best wishes and many thanks to all of you because bioperl is really
important for us!
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