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

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Wed Sep 27 18:10:01 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nathan S. Haigh [mailto:n.haigh at sheffield.ac.uk]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 1:47 PM
> To: Chris Fields
> Cc: 'Sendu Bala'; bioperl-l at bioperl.org
> Subject: Re: [Bioperl-l] Test my bioperl 1.5.2-c PPD
> 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
> requests.

Makes sense to me.  We'll leave it as is.  You can contact Mauricio or Chris
Dagdigian about changing the Bioperl httpd.conf; they should be able to
handle that.

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

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