GBrowse on Mac OS X


These scripts simplify the installation of GBrowse on Mac OS X.


1. The CPANPLUS module

This module automates the installation of a variety of Perl modules.

2. December 2002 (or greater) Developer Tools
3. root access

If you do not, you may still install GBrowse and its dependencies in non-standard paths. See the documentation below on "Installing GBrowse in non-standard paths".

The Fink package manager is *not* required; instead, all packages are built from source.

Quick start:

1. Build the libraries and dependencies of GBrowse
   % make libraries
2. Build GBrowse proper
   % make gbrowse

Additional Information

See the full documentation for installing and using GBrowse on Mac OS X in


For additional information and configuration options, try

    % perldoc scripts/ 
    % perldoc scripts/

Versions and URLs

Due to inconsistent naming and distribution of dependencies, these scripts rely on a Perl package ( that stores the versions and URLs of dependencies known to work with GBrowse. If you wish to use a newer version of a library, simply edit the file (and drop me a line concerning your results).


 Todd Harris (
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