[Bioperl-l] Newbie question installing on MacOSX

Roy Chaudhuri roy.chaudhuri at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 11:23:06 EDT 2010


Hi James,

I don't know anything about Macs, but looking here:
http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Getting_BioPerl#Mac_OS_X_using_fink

shouldn't the command be "fink install bioperl-pm588"?

Roy.

On 29/07/2010 15:18, James wrote:
> 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,
>
> James
>
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