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

szhan at uoguelph.ca szhan at uoguelph.ca
Thu Sep 21 13:15:07 UTC 2006

Hello, Chris and Nathan,
Thank you very much for your help!
I downloaded an old release of 5.8.816 and installed successfully.

Quoting Chris Fields <cjfields at uiuc.edu>:

> Nathan,
> 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
> will.
> 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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