[Bioperl-l] bioperl on CentOS 6.4

Fields, Christopher J cjfields at illinois.edu
Tue Nov 19 21:51:47 UTC 2013

On Nov 19, 2013, at 3:07 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:

> If there is such info, I'd very much appreciate a link to how to install
> BioPerl on CentOS 6.4 (which is the same as RHEL 6.4, or, I think,
> Scientific Linux 6.4....)
> Currently, a) cpan fails to install; b) the "current" version won't build
> due to dependencies on some newer libraries, and c) 9.0.1 is a nightmare
> of dependencies, which I had to patch to change all references to
> /usr/bin/perl from /bin/ perl and /usr/bin/perl, and, among many other
> requirements to install, though not to build, is Ace, which I see
> deprecated in the Build.PL, but used in several modules.
>      mark

We need a bit more information, in particular how you are trying to install the software, what is actually failing test-wise, etc.  The latest version on CPAN is v1.6.922, so I’m not sure what version 9.0.1 refers to.  You do not need Ace; it is a ‘recommended’ module but is not required; we will likely deprecate or remove the Ace-related modules at some point.

The latest CPAN Testers output indicates that most failing tests are on Windows systems (no real surprise there).  A few Linux installs seems to have failures as well, so if this leads to better tests or having things pass on more OS’s, all the better.


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