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Re: finding modules for perl 5.6.1

by krusty (Hermit)
on Oct 07, 2002 at 13:48 UTC ( #203321=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to finding modules for perl 5.6.1

try executing the following from the command line:

prompt>perl -e 'use Benchmark;'
If your module isn't installed it'll give you an error "Can't locate Benchmark.pm in @INC (@INC contains blah/blah/blah)
Begin failed -- Compilation aborted at -e line 1.

Just a stupid trick executing code to see if a module is installed and if your perl interpreter knows how to find it. The special array @INC contains the pathway in which perl will search to find whatever modules you use and require. You could modify it at compile time with
use lib '/path/blah/blah';


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Re: Re: finding modules for perl 5.6.1
by Sihal (Pilgrim) on Oct 07, 2002 at 14:02 UTC
    Sorry to all, I already had it. I assumed not, and tried to install it with MCPAN.... sorry to all and please don't be too harsh on me
    Thanks a lot.

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