[Bioperl-l] Test my bioperl 1.5.2-c PPD

Nathan S. Haigh n.haigh at sheffield.ac.uk
Wed Sep 27 18:46:49 UTC 2006

Chris Fields wrote:
> Nathan,
> Quick followup.  Looks like everything works with Bundle-BioPerl as well,
> using either command line (ppm-shell) or PPM4 GUI.  I manually uninstalled a
> few modules via PPM to see it would reinstall them, and it works so far.  I
> did notice that it redirected during AcePerl installation from the Bundle,
> so I guess you modified your local httpd.conf file.  Also noticed that the
> scripts installed in Perl\site\bin as well (which is preferred).  We may
> need to update the wiki page to take this into consideration.
Yep, the httpd.conf redirect worked a treat.
> So, to sum up, everything looks good so far.  Congrats!  
> BTW, I don't know if the installation will work for PPM3(for older
> ActivePerl 5.8 installations), but we can always recommend that Windows
> users stick with ActivePerl 5.8.819 or later and just see what happens with
> PPM3.
I've put all the PPD info into package.xml which is only read by PPM4.
This way their PPD info can be separate from PPD info for PPM3. I think
it was agreed that we'd recommend Perl or greater for windows.
However, if there are enough requests, I can see about making PPDs for
PPM3 - but I had major problems with Perl 5.6.1 since many dependencies
(or dependencies of Bioperl dependencies) were not available for Perl
5.6. But as I said, this could be revisited later if there are enough
> Christopher Fields
> Postdoctoral Researcher - Switzer Lab
> Dept. of Biochemistry
> University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

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