[Bioperl-l] Fwd: [Root-l] install error of bioperl

Nathan Haigh nathanhaigh at ukonline.co.uk
Wed Dec 8 04:38:02 EST 2004

The reason for this is that GD.ppd doesn't exist in any of the repositories being searched by ppm. This will be because you either
a) do not have the repositories in the active search list, or more likely b) you do not have repositories that contain this module.
If I remember rightly, there are several modules (including GD) that BioPerl requires which are not in the default ppm repositories
(or the BioPerl repository).

I assume that you have already added the BioPerl repository by following the instructions in the INSTALL.WIN file as you are able to
find the BioPerl module via ppm.

You will also need to add the following repositories by typing the following commands at the ppm prompt


PPM> repository add theoryx http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/ppms

PPM> repository add bribes http://www.Bribes.org/perl/ppm


Now when you try to install BioPerl again, the GD.ppd file should be found as it is present in both the above repositories (the
latest version should be installed automatically - 2.19 in the theoryx repository at this time).


NOTE: These repositories have been added to the CVS version of INSTALL.WIN under section 1.3.2 ActiveState PPM3. These repositories
also work for people using PPM2, add these repositories for PPM2 by typing the following commands at the PPM2 prompt (I have just
tested this and it appears to work):


PPM> set repository theoryx http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/ppms/

PPM> set repository bribes http://www.Bribes.org/perl/ppm/



Hope this helps




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Subject: [Bioperl-l] Fwd: [Root-l] install error of bioperl


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From: "Pan DU" <dupan at iastate.edu>
Date: December 7, 2004 3:43:17 PM EST
To: <root-l at open-bio.org>
Subject: [Root-l] install error of bioperl


When I tried to install "Bioperl-1.4 [1.4] Bioperl 1.4 PPM3 Archive",
it reported error as shown below.

Error: Failed to download URL http://bioperl.org/DIST/GD.ppd: 404 Not Found

Could you fix this problem or tell me how to deal with that? Thanks.


Pan DU
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Dept. Electrical & Computer Engineering 
2624 Howe Hall,
Iowa State University,
Ames, IA 50011, USA
Email: dupan at iastate.edu
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