[Bioperl-l] problem with installation of Bioperl1.4 on Windows XPPC using ActivePerl PPM

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Wed Sep 20 16:40:16 UTC 2006


I'll try upgrading to the latest ActivePerl to see what's going on.  We
probably need to be prepared for this issue if it pops up, as I'm sure it

Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher - Switzer Lab
Dept. of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

> I've been looking at this a little bit today. It is weird! Firstly, I
> thought new ppm4 can't actually find a File::Spec module other than
> version 0.82 and thought it might be due to the addition of new tags to
> ppd files (<REQUIRE> and <PROVIDE>) in order to better track
> dependencies etc. However, I don't have File::Spec installed, or
> PathTools so I have no idea where it gets the version numbers from!
> I would install a slightly earlier version of Perl which still uses
> PPM3. All versions >= will only contain PPM4, so either
> download 5.6.1 or download an old release of 5.8.8 from here:
> http://downloads.activestate.com/ActivePerl/Windows/5.8/
> Sorry I couldn't be too much help.
> Nathan

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