I am trying to learn bioinformatics the hard way. I have no background in Linux, Ubuntu, bash, Perl, Python, etc. I'm trying to use several programs, mostly the bioperl modules, that have been installed and used on this machine before.
It seems that older versions function but the newer ones don't. Specifically, it's the NCBI standalone blast group of programs. I can use
blastall, but not
blastdbcmd even though those modules are present and show up as executable. The error I get is
no such file or dir.
How do I uninstall this group of modules and then reinstall them? Or is there some other reason why they would not be found? I did try to run them from within the directory where they are located.