[Bioperl-l] problem installing bioperl on cygwin

Paulo Almeida paulo.david at netvisao.pt
Sun Dec 19 13:23:48 EST 2004

That seems to be a problem with cygwin. I read about a fix for memory 
conflicts with cygwin DLLs that goes like this:

a. install the Cygwin rebase package (if necessary)
b. shutdown all Cygwin processes
c. start bash (do not use rxvt)
d. execute rebaseall (in the bash window)

You should try to find out what that does exactly though, because I 
don't know if your problem is the same.


Yoram Burak a écrit :

> I am trying to isntall bioperl on cygwin.
> When I run perl -MCPAN -e "install Bundle::BioPerl" it works for a 
> while but then exits with an error (see below). Help will be highly 
> appreciated.
> Yoram
> CPAN: Digest::MD5 loaded OK
> LWP not available
> Fetching with Net::FTP:ftp:
>   //ftp.perl.org/pub/CPAN/authors/id/C/CR/CRAFFI/CHECKSUMS
> Checksum for 
> /home/yorambu/.cpan/sources/authors/id/C/CR/CRAFFI/Bundle-BioPerl-2.1.5.tar.gz 
> ok
> Scanning cache /home/yorambu/.cpan/build for sizes
> C:\cygwin\bin\perl.exe (3512): *** couldn't release memory
> 0xDE4000(1032192) for 
> 'C:\cygwin\lib\perl5\5.8.5\cygwin-thread-multi-64int\auto\Cwd\Cwd.dll' 
> alignment, Win32 error 487
>      4 [main] perl 1008 sync_with_child: child 3512(0x628) died before 
> initialization with status code 0x1
>  38547 [main] perl 1008 sync_with_child: *** child state child loading 
> dlls

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