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Can't locate Net/ in @INC

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 31, 2003 at 13:53 UTC ( #231598=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
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I'm new to perl. can anyone help with this error. Can't locate Net/ in @INC (@INC contains: c:/Perl/lib c:/Perl/site/lib Begin failed compilation aborted )

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Re: @INC
by AcidHawk (Vicar) on Jan 31, 2003 at 14:09 UTC

    I think we can assume you are using a windows os from c:/Perl/lib I assume that you are then using ActivePerl.

    You need to install the Net::Telnet module which can be found here if you are using ActivePerl 5.6 or here if you are using ActivePerl 5.8

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      Using straweberry perl

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        The current perl version is 5.16, 5.6 is so twelve years ago, it is completely unsupported

        You can see here,

        But you can still install modules yourself, see A Guide To Installing Modules

        Although, I hear ActiveState has paid support , it might offer it for 5.6 , but it doesn't look like it

        Use the PPM GUI included with your ActivePerl 5.6. Through the PPM GUI they are free. Through the website they are paid.
Re: @INC
by elbow (Scribe) on Jan 31, 2003 at 14:09 UTC
    Your script is trying to use a module that you don't have! If you look at the lib directory where Perl is installed, you should see a list of folders. One of these is 'Net' and the Telnet module should be located in there.

    I'd suggest you visit CPAN to download.

Re: @INC
by Jaap (Curate) on Jan 31, 2003 at 14:03 UTC
    3 tips:

    1. Register with, so you can find your posts back
    2. Tell us what OS you use
    3. Did you try to install the Net::Telnet module?
Re: Can't locate Net/ in @INC
by strat (Canon) on Feb 01, 2003 at 10:36 UTC
    If you use the perl downloaded from, try the shell-program ppm to try to install precompiled packages, e.g.
    I:\>ppm PPM interactive shell (2.1.6) - type 'help' for available commands. PPM> help Commands: exit - leave the program. help [command] - prints this screen, or help on 'command'. install PACKAGES - installs specified PACKAGES. quit - leave the program. query [options] - query information about installed packages. remove PACKAGES - removes the specified PACKAGES from the system search [options] - search information about available packages. set [options] - set/display current options. verify [options] - verifies current install is up to date. version - displays PPM version number PPM> search Net::Telnet Packages available from PPMServer: Net-Telnet [3.03] Interact with TELNET port or other TCP por +ts Net-Telnet-Cisco [1.10] automate Cisco management Net-Telnet-Netscreen [1.01] interact with a Netscreen firewall
    and if Net::Telnet is found (as above), download and install it by
    PPM> install Net-Telnet
    see also:

    if not, then go and try, e.g by typing into shell

    perl -MCPAN -e shell
    and answer all the questions (if you don't know just press enter, only entering a http_proxy and ftp_proxy is important if you use any). Then enter help to get some help

    Best regards,
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      How can i test the installation? I can't use the script that failed earlier when I received the error message telling me that I didn't have the net-telnet...

        If you can't use the other script (why not?), then write a new one and run it.

        Running 'perldoc Net::Telnet' will tell you if it's installed. Then you can also read the documentation to help you write your new script.

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