[Bioperl-l] Properly installing Bioperl - Ubuntu - Git

Fields, Christopher J cjfields at illinois.edu
Thu Jan 15 16:32:26 UTC 2015

Just an update on this; I contacted Chris D. and Bundle::BioPerl is now on github:


I’ll work on pushing a new release up to CPAN, will post back when that is done.

chris (f)

On Jan 14, 2015, at 2:14 PM, Fields, Christopher J <cjfields at illinois.edu<mailto:cjfields at illinois.edu>> wrote:

Bundle::BioPerl is out of date.  I’ll have to check in with Chris Dagdigian to see if we can update that, as it’s not on github.

Unless you are using NCBI and the ‘gene’ database, you won’t need Bio::ASN1::EntrezGene.  The latest CPAN releases for both should still resolve the circular dependency though; not sure why you are running into this problem.

The github master version should technically be ‘1.007000_001’ or similar, not ‘1.006925’.   I’ll have a look at that.


On Jan 13, 2015, at 5:23 PM, Shane McCoy <shanemccoypdx at gmail.com<mailto:shanemccoypdx at gmail.com>> wrote:

Not too familiar w/ Bioperl and want to make sure i've properly installed on my VM ubuntu 14.4 server w/ git.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get check
sudo apt-get autoclean

sudo apt-get install build-essential git gcc
sudo apt-get install libexpat1 expat
sudo apt-get install libgd-dev  (unable to locate libgd recommended on gmod.org/wiki/BioPerl<http://gmod.org/wiki/BioPerl> Dependencies Outside perl)
sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
sudo apt-get install libpq-dev
sudo apt-get install libdb-dev libperl-dev
sudo apt-get install libgd-gd2-perl
sudo apt-get install libxml2
sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev

Installed local::lib manually for perl modules. Set environment path
echo '[ $SHLVL -eq 1 ] && eval "$(perl -I$HOME/perl5/lib/perl5 -Mlocal::lib)"' >>~/.bashrc

cpan> install Bundle::CPAN (archive::zip failed? pff!)
cpan> install Bundle::BioPerl
Failed during this command:
 LDS/AcePerl-1.92.tar.gz                      : make_test NO
 CJFIELDS/Bio-ASN1-EntrezGene-1.70.tar.gz     : make_test NO
 CAPTTOFU/DBD-mysql-4.029.tar.gz              : writemakefile NO '/usr/bin/perl Makefile.PL
and several more. missing packages etc and successfully installed except the above 3. Don't think i need those.

sudo apt-get install libgd-gd2-perl

 git clone https://github.com/bioperl/bioperl-live.git

cd bioperl-live 

perl Build.PL 
--fails - needs more modules

Configuring C/CJ/CJFIELDS/BioPerl-1.6.924.tar.gz with Build.PL
Checking prerequisites...

HTML::TableExtract is not installed
PostScript::TextBlock is not installed
Net::SSLeay Crypt::SSLeay IO::Socket::SSL
(all above installed via CPAN)

Checking optional features...
    ! Bio::ASN1::EntrezGene is not installed
 - starts installing bioperl
i let it run and it installed Bioperl fine via CPAN.  build OK.
Installed bio::asn1::entrezgene & bio::root::build
perl Build.PL
now needs Inline::C...
cpan>install Inline::C
 cd bioperl-live

 perl Build.PL 
 -- fails. missing Manifest?
Build manifest
perl Build.PL --still fails
perl Build -- works
./Build test 
sudo ./Build install

Installed / passed tests OK.
export PERL5LIB="$HOME/bioperl-live:$PERL5LIB"
to .bashrc

So i've installed via CPAN which i didn't really want, but couldn't run Build.PL w/o prereq Bio::ASN1::EntrezGene which starts installing bioperl. What should i have done differently?
i still did Build w/ Git clone, but when i check Version i get 1.006924. I thought the bioperl-live version was 1.006925? i set the environment variable in bashrc for bioperl-live.
Ok, thanks for your time! Just want to make sure i'm doing this correctly.
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