OSX 10.6, Macports, GD and finally Circos

I need live circos plotting for an upcoming seminar next year.
After installing the most recent xcode, a new macports and a fresh GD library, I issued on the command prompt

sudo port selfupdate
sudo port install gd2
which perl
sudo perl -MCPAN -e shell
cpan> install MD5
cpan> install YAML
cpan> install CPAN
cpan> reload cpan
cpan> install Clone
cpan> install GD
cpan> install GD::Polyline
cpan> install List::Util
cpan> install Math::Bezier
cpan> install Math::BigFloat
cpan> install Math::Round
cpan> install Math::VecStat
cpan> install Params::Validate
cpan> install Readonly
cpan> install Set::IntSpan
cpan> q

Even that that did not help ending up with “Can’t locate GD/Polyline.pm in @INC “. After a second build and install of GD, I finally succeeded (after approx 4 hours!) with

bin/circos -conf tutorials/2/2/circos.conf
[…]
created image at /tmp/circos-tutorial.png


— the most difficult installation procedure that I have ever seen in 28,83 years of computing experience.

Nachtrag

  1. Wish you gave more details, since having exactly same problem. What did you do differently when installing GD second time?

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