[Biopython-dev] Installation problems -> new release

Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon mdehoon at ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Fri Sep 12 08:40:57 EDT 2003

Below I copied the installation difficulties that I ran into when I was 
trying to make the Windows installer for biopython. I cut out the parts 
that have been fixed by now.
If Biopython is going to have a new release, maybe it is a good time to 
also fix the installation problem with the DTD files in Bio/EUtils.


Jeff wrote:
> Yep, maybe the thing to do is to issue another quick release.  It can 
> also incorporate Peter Slickers' patches to speed up the parsers under 
> Python 2.3, and some other miscellaneous fixes.  I'll take a look at it 
> in the next few days.
> Please let me know if this is not a good time to make a release, or if 
> your code is not ready.
> Jeff

Michiel wrote a couple of weeks ago:
>> I ran into some difficulties building this installer. During the
>> bdist_wininst command, it cannot find the file
>> build\bdist.win32\wininst\PURELIB\Bio\EUtils\DTDs. This is probably a
>> problem with Python's distutils for Windows; I don't run into this
>> problem when compiling on Unix. So on Windows, I created that directory
>> by hand and copied the files from Bio\EUtils\DTDs into it. That seems
>> like the right thing to do, but I am not sure; does anybody know?
>> On Unix, I get the following warning:
>> *** Martel *** is either not installed or out of date.
>> This package is required for many Biopython features.  Please install
>> it before you install Biopython.
>> You can find Martel at http://www.biopython.org/~dalke/Martel/.
>> Isn't Martel included with Biopython? Btw, the link is dead.

Michiel de Hoon, Assistant Professor
University of Tokyo, Institute of Medical Science
Human Genome Center
4-6-1 Shirokane-dai, Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-8639

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