[Bioperl-l] Newbie question installing on MacOSX

James james-platt at hotmail.co.uk
Thu Jul 29 10:18:13 EDT 2010

Sorry for the newbie question.

I am having trouble installing Bioperl.

I'm on MacOSX 10.5.8.

I downloaded and installed fink:

$ fink --version
Package manager version: 0.27.13
Distribution version: 0.9.0 i386

I then downloaded Bioperl-1.6.1, I'm trying to install it from source,
as explained (http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Getting_BioPerl). I have
Xcode installed etc.

'# fink install bioperl-pmXXX'

I try this:

BioPerl-1.6.1 James$ fink install BioPerl-pm

Information about 2521 packages read in 1 seconds.
Failed: no package found for specification 'BioPerl-pm'!

The version of perl I'm running is 5.8.8, I have tried 'fink install
BioPerl588' but this doesn't work either.

Thanks very much,


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